Lukas Podolski has not travelled with the rest of the Arsenal squad to Everton today, increasing speculation about his future at the club.
While both Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil have made the trip, the former Cologne man has been left behind by Arsene Wenger, which will only raise further doubts about his Gunners career.
The German international has been linked with a move away this week with Bild suggesting Arsene Wenger has given the green light for his sale. Rumours about a move to Galatasaray were dismissed by the Turkish club, but fresh reports say Juventus could be interested, as our Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Earlier in the week, Podolski’s agent admitted there was genuine interest from other clubs, saying, “There have always been enquiries. Now we have concrete interest from some teams.”
Having played the least of Arsenal’s three Germans during the World Cup in Brazil, his absence can’t really be put down to lack of fitness, and with Arsenal needing goals, his absence from today’s game makes it easy to put two and two together to make four.
Of course football has a funny way of making two and two make five, and there could be another reason for his omission today, but if you had to put money it, the chances are he’ll be on his way.