Arsene Wenger: Why I sold Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray

Congestion in the offensive department is the reason why Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decided to sell striker Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray. The Germany international ended his three-year stay at the Emirates after agreeing to sign for the Turkish giants. He signed a three-year contract after an initial £1.8m agreement was reached between the two clubs. […]
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski gives lesson on how to depart a club with class

Germany international striker, Lukas Podolski, has issued a classy and thoughtful message to Arsenal fans following his switch to Galatasaray last week.  The 30-year-old forward recently posted on his Twitter account: “Over the last three years I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing people at Arsenal, I want to thank everyone from all the staff behind the scenes...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski's first Galatasaray interview after Arsenal switch

New Galatasaray striker Lukas Podolski was full of praise for the Turkish club after joining from Arsenal. The Germany international has signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth for an estimated fee of £10m. He leaves the Emirates after struggling to secure a regular place in Arsene Wenger's squad. He spent the […]
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal. Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Galatasaray signs Podolski from Arsenal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract. Podolski, who won the World Cup with Germany last year, says on Saturday ''I am happy to have reached an agreement with Galatasaray. I have joined a team that is a winner.'' Galatasaray will pay 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for the 30...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal forward Podolski agrees move to Turkish giants Galatasaray

Lukas Podolski will complete his transfer to Galatasaray on Saturday afternoon after the Turkish club agreed a fee of around £2.5million with Arsenal. Podolski will sign his contract in front of the fans after the Turkish Super League club finally got their man at the fourth attempt. Hamza Hamzaoglu's side confirmed the news on their Twitter feed: "Germany number 10 Lukas Podolski...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski set for Arsenal departure

Lukas Podolski looks set to leave Arsenal this summer after his agent claimed the Germany international has been given permission to find a new club. The 30-year-old forward moved to the Emirates three years ago but struggled to hold down a place in Arsene Wenger's side – spending the second part of last season on loan at Inter Milan. Podolski, who started for the Gunners in the...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Done deal: Lukas Podolski leaves Arsenal in €4m transfer

Done deal: Lukas Podolski leaves Arsenal in €4m transfer - originally posted on In long-drawn transfer story, Arsenal have agreed to sell striker Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray. In a report by the ever-reliable BILD, the German will join the Turkish champions for €4 million on a three-year deal. We broke this story last month, when it was first reported by a...
Via Soccerlens
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal outcast Podolski keen to join Turkish giants Galatasaray

Arsenal outcast Lukas Podolski is keen to finalise a deal to join Galatasaray after falling out of favor at the Emirates Stadium. Unable to get game time under manager Arsene Wenger, the Germany international forward was loaned out to Inter for the second half of last season but endured a difficult spell there which he admits in retrospect was "a mistake". With a stay in north...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Galatasaray confirm interest in Arsenal's German striker Podolski

Turkish giants Galatasaray have confirmed they are keen to sign unsettled Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski this summer. Gala attempted to sign the left-footed German international on loan in January but lost out to Inter Milan, where he finished last season with one goal in 17 appearances. The 30-year-old is available on a free transfer and Galatasaray sporting director Cüneyt Tanman confirmed...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski insists Arsenal could be his future club

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski admits moving to Internazionale in January was a mistake but insists that he is now looking forward to the next campaign at the Emirates. The 30-year-old struggled to settle down in Roberto Mancini's squad, scoring only one goal in the Serie A after joining the club on loan in the January […]
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Striker confirms deal – Arsenal will now facilitate the move

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has now officially confirmed he will be joining Turkish side Galatasaray after being away from the Emirates during the second half of last season while on loan to Italian squad Inter Milan. Podolski has made it known ... Read More
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Wednesday Round-up: Gomez, Dzeko, Varane, Kondogbia, Benzema

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski will play for Galatasaray next season, according to Aksam. - Read full article Liverpool FC are closing in on the signing of Charlton youngster Joe Gomez, with a deal set to be completed early next week, the Liverpool Echo reports. - Read full article Arsenal could be about to land Manchester […]
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski set to leave Arsenal to join Galatasaray

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski will play for Galatasaray next season, according to Aksam. The Germany international is not part of Arsene Wenger's plans for next season after returning to the Emirates following a five-month loan spell at Internazionale. Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoglu revealed last week that an approach was about to be made to sign […]
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Sunday Round-up: N'Koulou, Morata , Bender, Campbell, Podolski

West Ham United want to keep defender Carl Jenkinson on loan from Arsenal for another season but they face stiff competition with several other Premier League clubs in for the right-back, the Telegraph reports. - Read full article Manager Hamza Hamzaoglu says Galatasaray are ready to sign Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski. - Read full article […]
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski set for Galatasaray or Everton move

Manager Hamza Hamzaoglu says Galatasaray are ready to sign Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski. The Germany international spent the last six months on loan at Internazionale but coach Roberto Mancini opted not to extend the spell with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger not interested in keeping him at the Emirates. "Podolski and [Marseille striker Andre-Pierre] Gignac are […]
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski: If needs be I will remain at Arsenal next season

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is ready to stay at the club if boss Arsene Wenger decides that he can still be an asset in his squad. The German was a January transfer signing by Internazionale at the start of the year but struggled to secure a regular place in Roberto Mancini's team. He was linked […]
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamza Hamzaoglu: No Galatasaray move for Lukas Podolski

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski will not sign for Galatasaray, manager Hamza Hamzaoglu said. The 30-year-old is yet to find a new team after returning to the Emirates following his loan spell at Internazionale. Galatasaray and Werder Bremen were both reported to be interested in the Arsenal man but the Turks have decided not to make […]
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski rescues draw for Germany against Australia

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Germany substitute Lukas Podolski scored late to salvage a 2-2 draw for the World Cup holders against Australia in a friendly on Wednesday. Podolski was free at the far post to sweep in a cross from fellow substitute Andre Schuerrle in the 81st minute, eight minutes after coming on. Germany had looked like it was headed for a second successive 2-1 home...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The conundrum that is German striker Lukas Podolski

When Lukas Podolski arrived to Arsenal from FC Köln in 2012 there were high hopes surrounding the German international.  Following the sale of Robin van Persie in August of 2012 to rivals Manchester United for a fee of around £25 million, Podolski was seen as the heir apparent to the Arsenal front line.  Gunner manager Arsene Wenger recruited the one-time German superstar to...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lukas Podolski feels his Arsenal career not over yet

Lukas Podolski feels his Arsenal career not over yet - originally posted on When Lukas Podolski joined Serie A giants Inter Milan in the January transfer window, it seemed like his future at Arsenal is almost as good as over. The German international had struggled to get regular games this season for the Gunners, as he dropped down the pecking orders at the club....
Via Soccerlens
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaqiri opens scoring account as Inter Milan beat Sampdoria

Inter Milan's winter signings Xherdan Shaqiri and Lukas Podolski combined to help fire the Nerazzurri into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia at the expense of nine-man Sampdoria. The Swiss midfielder, making his first start since leaving Bayern Munich earlier this month, swept up Arsenal loanee Podolski's pass to open the scoring in the 71st minute of play at San Siro. Mauro...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger explains Podolski loan, gives latest transfer update

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says lack of first-team opportunities is the reason why he let Lukas Podolski join Internazionale. Questions have been raised after the Frenchman failed to give the Germany international a proper run in the first team and despite saying the 29-year-old is quality, Wenger opted to loan him out to the former […]
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Podolski hits out at Wenger over his treatment at Arsenal

Lukas Podolski has criticised the way he was treated by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger prior to his loan move to Inter Milan. Podolski scored three goals in 13 appearances for the Gunners this season but struggled to secure a regular starting berth. That led to the German forward moving to Serie A on loan and he has hit out at what he sees as a lack of respect from Wenger on his departure...
Via Fox Sports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany's Podolski completes loan move to Inter from Arsenal

MILAN (AP) Germany international Lukas Podolski has joined Inter Milan on a loan deal from Arsenal, giving new Nerazzurri coach Roberto Mancini a boost in attack. While Podolski has been in Milan since last week, Inter announced Monday that all the paperwork had been completed for the striker to stay with the club through June. Podolski could play for Inter against Serie A leader...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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