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Rumours Linking Me With Move To Schalke Are A ‘Myth,’ Claims Arsenal Forward Lukas Podolski

German has a contract at the Emirates until 2016. 

Lukas Podolski has claimed that recent stories linking him with a possible return to the Bundesliga in the January transfer window were just a “myth”, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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The experienced Germany international has only been with the north London club since the summer of 2012, when Podolski first arrived at the Emirates from Bundesliga outfit FC Cologne on a four-year deal.

However, with the 28-year-old having been missing from the Gunners’ starting lineup for large parts of this current campaign after suffering a long-term hamstring injury in the club’s Uefa Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce back in August, rumours had been rife in the winter transfer window suggesting that the forward was heading home last month.

But Podolski, who was linked with a possible January switch to Bundesliga side Schalke 04 in particular, has now come out to strongly deny those claims, saying: “That was a myth. There was absolutely no truth to it. The coach told me as such, and I knew there was no truth in it.”

The German has so far managed to register five goals and two assists in total in his 11 matches in all competitions for Arsenal this season.

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