German will not be leaving Emirates Stadium anytime soon.
Contrary to media reports Arsene Wenger insists he has no intention of selling Lukas Podolski according to quotes reported by Goal.com.
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The 29 year old has managed just 46 minutes of Premier League action though Arsenal boss Wenger insists his lack of action has more to do with his late arrival to pre-season action following Germany’s World Cup triumph than any assessment of his quality.
Wenger was keen to quash talk of a January exit, stating;
“He plays a position where there is a big competition. He came very late from his holidays [in the summer]. He started after his team-mates and was not good physically,”
“It’s not established at all that he will leave at Christmas. It was me who sets the price and it [Podolski’s reported valuation] doesn’t correspond at all to his price. He is not for sale and there is no offer.
“Today’s newspapers have an advantage. They know more than us. But the story is completely fabricated.”
Podolski played something of a limited role in first team affairs last season and the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck will also impede the former Koln man’s progress at the north London club.