Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, has rubbished speculation of German striker Lukas Podolski leaving the club in the summer.

Podolski signed for the Gunners back in the summer from German outfit, FC Cologne for a fee estimated around £11million and has had an impressive debut season in England.

Despite scoring and providing many, the striker hasn't started a game for the London club since the 3-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, which took place back in February.

Podolski has only been making substitute appearances for the last several games and reports grew that he was growing frustrated at the lack of starting opportunities at the club and could even be thinking about leaving just a year after signing.

His rumoured displeasure has sparked interest from clubs such as; Galatasaray, Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but his current manager Arsene Wenger, has insisted that the striker is happy at the club and believes having depth is great for the side.

Arsene Wenger was talking after he saw his side come from behind to beat Norwich City 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday and told the official Arsenal website: "The luxury we have is to have Podolski, Walcott and Chamberlain on the bench. 

“We have offensive quality on the bench at home, so once you get the team under pressure it is very helpful.

"Look how he played when he came on. As soon as you have a player who doesn't play for three games, the papers get a story like that. But he looks very happy to be here."

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