Podolski happy on the left, says boss


Lukas Podolski is happy with life at Arsenal, according to Arsene Wenger, despite near constant speculation that he could be set for a summer departure.

The German international has an incredible scoring rate with the Gunners but has struggled to find his place in the team at times when everybody is fit.

He’s publicly spoken about his desire to play more centrally than as a wide forward, but Arsene Wenger believes that’s the best position for him and that’s backed up by his scoring rate.

“I think overall Podolski is happy here,” he said. “If you look at the number of games he has played, with the number of goals he has scored and the number of assists he has, he is a very efficient player.

“He has over 100 caps with Germany and does not have one cap in the middle. Over 100 caps on the left. You cannot say it is not his job.

“He is happy there. He made a great international career there.”

With 15 goals from 18 starts, and Arsenal short of forward options anyway, it seems odd to think he might be allowed leave the club, and it seems that Arsene Wenger is keen to retain the services of the former Cologne and Bayern Munich man.


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