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Podolski ‘had no offers to leave Arsenal’


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By Andrew Tuft

Thursday 04 September 2014

Germany international Lukas Podolski is sure he retains the confidence of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as he dismissed speculation from the summer that linked him with a move away from the Premier League club, Sky Sports has reported.


Lukas Podolski


It was mooted that Podolski would leave the Emirates Stadium before the close of the transfer window but the forward remained with the Gunners after Monday’s deadline. He has insisted in an interview with German publication Bild that he doesn’t want to quit the London club and, if he did, there’d only be one place he’d go.


“A move away from Arsenal did not fall through because I had no offers to move,” Podolski confirmed. “There have been enquiries from other countries, also from Bundesliga clubs, but I am from Cologne and it would have been tough for me to represent any other German club.


“I had a very good conversation with the manager. He has stressed he is putting trust in me and my qualities,” the 29-year-old continued. “I do not have to fear anyone at Arsenal.”


Podolski has though missed much of the start of the season through a lack of fitness, but predicted than when he is able to return, he will be back in the starting line-up. “I am just back in training for two and a half weeks,” he revealed. “If I am at 100 per cent fitness I do not fear any competition for places in the first XI.”


Moving to Arsenal from Cologne in 2012, Podolski has made 70 appearances under Wenger, scoring 28 goals, and helped Arsenal to victory in the FA Cup last season. A few months later he was part of the Germany squad that lifted the World Cup, winning his 116th cap in the process.


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