Reports from Germany have confirmed that Lukas Podolski has agreed terms with Arsenal FC for a permanent move.
Though there has been no disclosed fee or even anything resembling an agreement with FC Cologne, it has been reported by reliable German publication Bild that the player and Arsenal have agreed on contract terms to make a transfer on the 1st July.
Reports have even been announced on the German Sky Sports channel of this transfer.
This is somewhat similar to the Barcelona saga with Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal, and their fans could be accused of double standards, and not for the first time.
This means that Arsene Wenger has decided for the first time in a while to be proactive in next summer's transfer window, meaning Podolski will be the first through the door in what may be a sign of the times at the Emirates.
Though there has been no agreement with Podolski's club, it suggests that Wenger has had his eyes set on him for a while and is determined to bring him to the Premiership.
Many fans will be pleased with this positive early movement from the Gunners' manager and will also be looking for signs to shore up other positions in the Arsenal squad.
Will Wenger also look for a new left-back like Leighton Baines and a new center-attacking midfielder to replace the talents of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri?
We may have to wait longer for these answers.
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