There has been a whole lot of debate and many an Arsenal transfer rumour about the Arsenal and Germany striker Lukas Podolski in the build up to the January transfer window. In fact it has been a subject of discussion almost since the 29-year old forward joined the Gunners from the German club Cologne back in the summer of 2012.
Things seem to be reaching the point of no return for Podolski and his Arsenal career however. As his contract runs down, Wenger knows that he will be worth less and less to Arsenal, while the player himself knows that he needs to be playing regular football in order to keep himself in the thoughts of the Germany national team manager Joachim Low. So many people see this season as a make or break one for Podolski and it has not gone well so far.
But to be fair to the German, he has done what has been asked of him on the rare chances given to him, such as scoring that vital last second winner away to Anderlecht. He has not started a single Premier League game and just one in the Champions League, when he scored a screamer against Galatasaray in the 3rd minute and scored our fourth with another great goal.
It is looking like we may be saying goodbye to Podolski in January, but the suspension of Giroud and the injury news on Welbeck may just have given him one last chance to show Wenger what he can do, perhaps in the centre forward role. The question is, will Wenger give him a first EPL start and if so, will Podolski save his Arsenal career?