English Premiership

Podolski a Goner?

2014-08-25 09:46
Lukas Podolski (AP Photo)

Cape Town - German SWC winner Lukas Podolski looks set to depart Arsenal after failing to make their match-day squad against Everton.

Podolski has fallen out of favour at Arsenal and will be allowed to leave before the close of the transfer window according to reports.

The Daily Mail report that Galatasaray, Wolfsburg and Juventus are all interested in securing the services of the forward.

While German teammates Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker were recalled by Arsene Wenger to the team which drew with Everton, Lukas Podolski was left out.

While Arsenal were readying themselves for the Everton clash, Podolski tweeted a picture of himself supporting FC Cologne.

Auf gehts #effzeh !! Come on FC !! #effzeh #Bundesliga #cologne #köln #fans #poldi #aha #wirsindwiederda #südkurve pic.twitter.com/Z6mF6v1hZn

Podolski, speaking to German newspaper Bild, could not contain his love for his former club.

He said: "When I was finally back on the ground, I felt the typical Cologne euphoria, joy, and the hunger of the people for the Bundesliga.

"We all want to see FC there permanently." said the forward on Cologne's return to top-flight soccer.

"My attitude towards the club has never changed since the youth. It is the club that owns my whole heart. And I wish coaching staff, team, club and especially the fans good luck and to have a big season."

Podolski could yet snub Serie A giants Juventus and return home to Cologne.

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