I have just been reading that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of leaving the club and going to play in Italy for the Serie A champions Juventus and I am not happy. With at least two years left on his contract, we are not under pressure to sell him and although Arsenal may have more striking options for this season, we are not exactly bursting at the seams.
The most bizarre thing about this Arsenal transfer news in Metro is that the idea, apparently, is for the Turin club to take him on loan to make sure he works out for them. Is it just me, or does this sound like it is all good for Juventus but not so great for us?
What if we replace Podolski and then they give him back? And what if we don’t replace him and then pick up a couple of injuries to the front line? It does tend to happen to us after all. I don’t5 think we should even be thinking of releasing the German unless Wenger has a very good replacement coming in. Despite an injury ravaged season, the 29-year old was really starting to look at home in the Premier League, completing games and looking faster and stronger. And his strike rate was the best at the club.
Why let him go just when he was looking the part? And on loan? Really Arsenal?