Arsenal flop recommends playmaker to Arsene Wenger; striker says he’d fit right in

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Germany World Cup winner Lukas Podolski has tipped his teammate at Galatasaray Wesley Sneijder as exactly the kind of player who would fit right in at Arsenal.

The forward left the Emirates Stadium permanently in 2015 having originally moved to the club from FC Koln in 2012. While he initially shone under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger, the 30-year-old failed to deliver on his early promise and was first offloaded to Inter Milan on loan, before being sold to Gala.

The ex-Bayern Munich hitman has shone in Istanbul, and in tandem with Dutch playmaker Sneijder, has contributed 25 goals and assists in the Turkish top flight this season, even if Gala are enjoying a disappointing campaign.

Speaking to Goal, Podolski has hinted that Sneijder is exactly the kind of player who would fit right in at Arsenal.

“I played for Arsenal for three years, with a special style of play with short passes, and Wesley is exactly that kind of player,” the attacker began.

“No doubt, he is a brilliant player. I get along well with him – on the pitch and off it. He is an important part of the club and we both strengthen our attack.”

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Sneijder has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal as well as the division’s other heavyweights—notably Manchester United—reportedly having weighed up the option of bringing the playmaker to England.

Despite Podolski’s commendation, however, 31-year-old Sneijder’s best days are surely behind him, and it remains to be seen whether he would still be an appealing prospect for Wenger or any other head coach of a leading EPL side.


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