By Alan Duffy
There’s nothing like a bit of transfer gossip to get football fans frothing at the mouth, and currently, Twitter is getting very excited by the news that, according to German newspaper Bild, FC Koln attacker Lukas Podolski is set to join Arsenal in the summer.
The 26-year-old German international, who can play either wide or through the middle, has apparently agreed to join the Gunners in the summer after enjoying a superb season to date with Koln. Podolski has already hit 15 goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances this season. However, he did endure an unsuccessful spell with Bayern Munich a couple of years ago, so it remains to be seen whether or not he has what it takes to blossom at a major club. Also, there are no reports of an agreement between the two clubs, so there may well be much work to be done by the Gunners.
Still, Arsenal are in dire need of a player who can share the attacking and goalscoring burden with Robin van Persie, and with Poldi comfortable on the left of a front three, he could fit into Arsene Wenger’s system quite easily.
So, is the German star the kind of player Arsenal need? Or (if he signs!), will he flop like he did in Munich?