Before the summer transfer window even opened, Arsene Wenger admitted that he would have to trim the squad in the coming months, hopefully for us to make room for some more top-class arrivals at the Emirates. “We are not in the need of absolute change,” Wenger said . “We have a strong squad, we have some strong young players behind. It is difficult to say at the moment. We are not close to signing anybody. We have a very big squad, so we need to lose some players as well.”
One of the first to leave simply must be Lukas Podolski who has no chance of ever playing in the Gunners first team again, and despite the German international saying last week that he would be returning to Arsenal, it would seem that he is definitely trying to find another club, where he might actually get to play.
Now it is being reported on ESPN that he is considering a move to Turkey with Galatasary. Podolski said: “I grew up in a Turkish area and know a bit of Turkish. Champions League football is a must and Galatasaray have made a lucrative offer.”
That must be music to Wenger’s ears and hopefully the start of his sales to try and bring in some cash to add to our transfer fund. David Ospina and Joel Campbell are also expected to be sold for a few quid, but who else is Wenger likely to sell to make room for our new arrivals?