Lukas Podolski is a Polish-born German international that has notched up 95 caps at the age of 26 and he has scored 43 goals for the national team. He broke into the FC Cologne setup in 2003 and scored 43 league goals in 81 appearances over three seasons.
FC Bayern signed the forward for €10m in 2006, but he failed to impress in his three seasons with the Bavarians—scoring 15 league goals in 71 appearances.
They say that “home is where the heart is,” so no eyebrows were raised when Podolski returned back to FC Cologne in 2009. He has rediscovered his form at the Rhein Energie Stadium this season, scoring 14 goals in 18 appearances.
Lukas Podolski has given Arsenal—and probably any other club interested in him—the “green light” by saying that he’ll prefer to move abroad (via Metro). He also stated that he’ll give preference to a team playing Champions League football.
Here are five reasons why Lukas Podolski should be signed by Arsenal.