Podolski Germany shows shouts `Play me` to Arsenal boss!

With the Arsenal injury list growing like the stomach of a man on a beer and cheeseburger diet, Arsene Wenger must have been hoping that some of his fringe players showed the determination that they were ready to come into the first team and make a do the business for the Gunners.

And with Arsene Wenger being well known for his attention to detail, I am sure that the Frenchman will be having a good look at how all of his players performed on international duty. So Lukas Podolski can expect a call up to the starting XI when Arsenal host Hull City on Saturday.

He did not do his usual thing and score, but he did play well and make a very poor looking Germany side start to click after coming on at half time. The Arsenal striker did not really get a chance to do what he does best, but we know what a finisher he is. What he did do which Wenger will be pleased with is get involved, work hard and speed the German attack up significabtly. He was also a whole better than the Arsenal transfer target Julian Draxler, the player he replaced at the break.

So apart from the result, with the World Cup holders letting theirt lead slip in the last minute, Lukas will come back to north London feeling good about himself and Wenger must surely try to use that and play him against Hull. Do you agree?

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  1. davidnz says:

    Yes it is Podolski time
    and for that matter Campbell
    deserves time too.
    Podolski is over his injury, is in his
    National squad and hungryfor
    action. Arsenal has a ton of injuries
    and whats more we have a soft run
    of games. If Podolski does not play
    now when will he ever play?

    1. ebemka says:

      podolski will probably get a start when he returns…
      the lAst time he complained about playing time, wenger gave him a nod…
      i jus hope he doesnt go missing a match

    2. ArnSam says:

      Podolski should start Campbell deserves palying time as well

  2. Greg says:

    “Prince ” podolski needs more game time for him to round himself back to best form! He is still one of our best finishers, give him a chance to redeem himself wenger!

  3. SaveArsenal says:

    …and the list of players Wenger ruins by leaving them on the bench or playing them out of position grows ever larger…

  4. Hafiz Rahman says:

    if everyone is fit…..

    Pod will not even make it to the bench…..

    not to mention the incoming request from fans for Draxler, Reus and Isco

  5. arsenalmaniac says:

    with walcott and gnabry regaining full match fitness, i think now (ars vs hull) is the game for poldi and campbell…..the question is if they dont play now, when will they ?????

  6. hotgunner says:

    Podolski should hav been d striker to replace RVP from day 1 and not Giroud. By now he wld have been d deadliest striker wit his hot shots on target. Wenger just didn’t give him d chance he needs just as in d case of Ashavin and Girvinho who i strongly feel was a mistake to sell them off.

  7. ronniec says:

    I will play Poldi at the 60th minute (not 70th, 75th) as an impact sub.
    Because he did not play much recently, he won’t have the stamina to start.
    Yesterday’s game showed (again) why we need him as an impact sub because like Jogi Low said, for many times Poldi changed the dynamics of the games when came on as a sub (for Germany). This is what Poldi specialized in.

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