Podolski to ArsenalMarch 8th, 2012 by Ross
Arsenal have agreed a fee, believed to be around £11m, with German Club Cologne for 26 year-old Lukas Podolski. The Gunners have been linked with the player before and it appears they have finally got their man on what is reported as being a four-year contract.
The dynamic left-footed striker is noted for being fast, powerful and a clinical finisher. This is exactly the type of player that could take the Gooners to the next level, rather than being overly reliant on Robin Van Persie.
There was rumours of a big money move to Russia but Podolski told a German newspaper “Money is not the most important thing for me…what is crucial is the development of my game.”, clearly feeling the Premier League is the best place for his career to take the next step.
Arsenal fans will be hoping this is the first of many big-name signings, not only for the improvement of the team but also in the hope it will encourage Van Persie to sign a new contract in the summer. Lets hope for their sake, Arsene Wenger doesn’t forget the defense.