I know it sounds strange Arsenal fans. Lukas Podolski may be a slightly better player fro tracking back from the left forward position than Santi Cazorla, but that does not take much. The German could hardly be called a tigerish defender and I am not suggesting that Arsene Wenger plays him as the deepest sat central midfielder.
But the 29-year old could still hold the key to solving Arsenal’s age old defensive midfield dilemma. How? Well there are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the World Cup winning striker is set to leave the Emirates before thew summer transfer window closes and the club most likely to take him was the Italian champions Juventus.
But they don’t seem to want to cough up the cash and are trying a cheeky bid to get him on loan. I doubt whether Wenger is too keen on this, so the report in The Express about the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg also being keen on Podolski could be the perfect solution for us. Especially when you remember that a certain Luis Gustavo plays for Wolfsburg.
If I was Wenger then I would definitely ask the question at least and while I was at it I would politely remind the German club that they really need another striker, because they are the poor club that has taken a chance on the superstar that is Nicklas Bendtner. God help them! If we are to lose Podolski, at least this way we would be strengthening rather than weakening the Arsenal squad. What do you think?