It seems as though the Arsenal and Germany international forward Lukas Podolski has played his last game for the Gunners, even if the transfer deal that is taking him to Inter Milan in Serie A is only a temporary one to begin with.
The 29-year old is already in Italy and was pictured with an Inter scarf after getting off the plane in Milan. There is still some confusion over whether Podolski really was injured for the New Years day defeat away to Southampton, with Arsene Wenger admitting that he may well have played due to the suspension of Olivier Giroud and the injury to Danny Welbeck, as a Daily Express report reveals.
The Arsenal boss said, “Look, the first proposal was farcical. Of course (we are open to discussion).
“After they come back a bit more serious then we will see what happens.
“Inevitable in a transfer is very difficult to say, but we’ll see what happens.
“He has a tight groin.
“He was not available, he was injured. He would have had a big chance to start [against Saints], yes.”
And with the Gunners failing to convert any of our chances against the Saints, that must have been galling for Wenger. So it seems that Podolski will be joining Inter on loan and will make the transfer permanent in the summer if he impresses the Italian club. Even if he doesn’t, I cannot see him playing for Arsenal again, so we will have to wait and see whether Wenger tries to bring in another forward in the January transfer window. Do you think we need one Gonners?