It would seem that Arsene Wenger is keeping to his promise to offload some Arsenal players that are surplus to requirements to make room for some top quality arrivals, and it is nigh on certain that Lukas Podolski will be the first one to be out the door. The Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoğlu has already declared an interest when he said: “Podolski and Gignac are both on our shortlist but we have not entered direct talks,”
Podolski has also admitted that he could be interested in a deal and is open to a new club. “If an offer comes from Turkey, I will sit down and talk about it with my family and girlfriend.” Podolski said.
“If I find the right club, the right coach, the right environment, I will evaluate it.
“If these conditions are met, I think everything is possible.
“The next transfer could be my last, so I have to take a well-thought step.”
Okay Lukas,but can you make a decision quickly so we can be sure you are gone. We don’t want another Bendtner situation, thanks!
The second one out the door is expected to be Joel Campbell as he made it clear to Wenger last season that he had no wish to sit on the bench anywhere. But the Costa Rican will not be going to Fenerbahce.
Fifa agent Muzzi Oscan, who represents Campbell’s Arsenal team-mate Olivier Giroud, tweeted on Thursday that “Campbell won’t be going to Fenerbahce! 100 %”
There is every chance that the youngster could be off to Spain though, as David Moyes is looking to bring budding talents from the Premier League to get Real Sociedad challenging the big boys next season. At least Campbell is more likely to get regular playing time over there….
The Arsenal striker set to be signing back in is Theo Walcott. I think all doubt that the 26 year-old would re-sign was removed when he was used a a Number Nine and scored as we won the FA Cup Final. The Mirror is now reporting that talks are progressing nicely and there is little doubt that he will take the extension from the Gunners.
After watching Raheem Sterling against Ireland last week I could never believe that Wenger would take the Liverpool youngster instead of Theo….