Lukas Podolski Criticises Arsenal Boss Again But Denies Talk Of Arsene Wenger Rift

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German striker speaks out again over issues with Arsenal manager.

Lukas Podolski has denied any sort of rift between himself and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger saying issues between the two have been hyped up by the media.

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Podolski joined Inter Milan at the start of the window on a six-month loan deal with an eye for a permanent move having had made no starts in the League for the Gunners this season and admittedly becoming unhappy on the sidelines at the Emirates.

The striker was particularly outspoken after he joined the Serie A side claiming Wenger hadn’t even wished him goodbye.

He said then: “He said nothing to me. He did not call me or say goodbye. I don’t need flowers or a kiss from him. But it is about respect, about saying goodbye. For me respect is important. I did everything for the club I possibly could have.”

However, the striker now says he has no problem at all with the Gunners boss and the only issue he raised was a lack of good will.

“I never had a problem with Wenger… much has been hyped up. And the only thing I have criticised was that he did not wish me good luck in Milan,” said the German to Bild.

However, despite denying any form of rift, Podolski immediately proceeded to again criticise Wenger for not picking him.

“Why this was so, he alone knows. After the World Cup in the summer he has not said how important I was for him. When I played, I brought performance. Statistics do not lie. The responsibility for the preparation is the sole responsibility of the coach. So he must know why I barely got a chance. Then I had to find a solution, and it was Inter. The club is still one of the top ten in the world.”

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