Lukas Podolski has no intention of leaving Arsenal

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has reiterated that he only plays to stay in England despite being heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.

The German international moved to Arsenal back in the summer from German side FC Cologne for a fee estimated around £12 million and has had a very impressive debut season in England.

Podolski scored 16 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season and he also contributed heavily in the assist department as well.

Despite being impressive all campaign for the Gunners, it was reported that he wasn't happy being used as a left-winger rather than a striker.

Podolski himself believes he is better down the middle, but manager Arsene Wenger prefers to put him down the wing.

It is reported that Turkish side Galatasaray are showing heavy interest in Podolski, but he doesn't want to leave London just yet, despite the on-going speculation.

"I feel very comfortable and I am completely satisfied with my first year in England," Podolski told

"I have no intention to leave the club.

"Rumours are rumours and I cannot stop them."

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