According to the Daily Mail and Goal.com, Lukas Podolski has agreed terms with Arsenal and will make his switch to the Emirates this summer. Apparently, the only thing standing in the way of this move is Arsenal and Cologne agreeing on a fee. Honestly, this shouldn't be too much of a problem, as Cologne value their forward at about 15 million pounds, which actually isn't much considering what Podolski would bring to Arsenal.
The Gunners currently have just one centre forward capable of regularly scoring goals. Can you guess who? Robin Van Persie is arguably the best striker in the world, with a magic wand of a left foot that's capable of doing just about everything.
But that being said, an injury to the Dutchman (knock on wood) would be an absolute disaster to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger desperately needs to bring in a backup forward this summer who can take the goal-scoring burden off of Van Persie or even play along side him in a different formation.
Lukas Podolski is the man for that job, and if this rumour is true, then Arsenal are on their way to immensely improving their squad depth.