Arsene Wenger Reveals Plans For Podolski

Despite falling down the pecking order in the attacking department, Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger is confident Lukas Podolski would get more game time at the club.

The 29-year old scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League in midweek, making an everlasting impression of his qualities.

“He’s getting back to form and there’s a lot of competition up front,” Wenger said.

“While there have been injuries in midfield and in defence, I have a lot of players available so I can rotate a little bit.

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“He will get his opportunities.”

Wenger did express sympathy for his lack of first team football.


He added: “There are of course frustrations from the players who are top quality and don’t get much of a look in.

“But that is part and parcel of the job.”

Analysis: Femi, Information Nigeria writer

Top players deserve to play regularly. Lukas Podolski falls in that category. According to Skysports: “Lukas Podolski averages a goal every 169 minutes, the best of the forwards that have played 50 @premierleague games.”

However, the situation in Arsenal’s attacking department could see the German suffer lack of first team football.

Arsene Wenger prefers a target man upfront or a true central striker. Podolski is better off on the flanks as he is not a natural born striker.

The early return of Giroud has seen Danny Welbeck drafted to the left wing, further affecting Podolski’s chance to play. It’s a complicated issue and the next few weeks would be crucial in determining his future at the North London club.


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