Lukas Podolski urged to leave Arsenal

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Lukas Podolski has severely struggled to gain a place in the starting eleven place at Arsenal and now his national boss, Joachim Low, has urged him to walk away from the club.

His 19 goals in 57 games are overshadowed by the German's long term absences from the squad as Arsene Wenger has looked to bolster his attacking options, thus meaning that the 29-year-old has been left out on multiple occasions.


Joachim Low spoke to the press on Friday ahead of Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar when he revealed to Podolski that he should leave North London. He said: "I'm aware that he doesn't play a lot for Arsenal now and I'm concerned about his current situation."

Arsene Wenger is reportedly on the lookout for yet another striker to bring in to replace the inconsistent Danny Welbeck with. Mattia Destro has been strongly linked while Gonzalo Higuain rumours seem to have stalled after the Argentine admitted his desire to stay with Napoli.

Podolski is finding life at the Emirates very hard in the current situation, let alone if a new striker was to arrive in North London.

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The 29-year-old will start in Germany's fixture against Gibraltar as confirmed by manager Joachim Low but he will have to enjoy the freedom to play football while it lasts as his return to Arsenal will most probably see him watching on from the bench once again.

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"It is in my plans that he will play from the start because he needs to play competitive football as he is not getting that with Arsenal" added Low when speaking to the press.

There are no strong links of interested clubs as of yet, but he is allegedly interested in a January switch to Koln which will see his third spell at the club.

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