Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned he cannot offer guarantees of a place in the starting XI to any of his strikers. For the first time in years, Wenger has quality attacking options with Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez all in contention for a starting spot.
That competition has caused Germany international Lukas Podolski to reassess his future at the Emirates as he is getting frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities, but Wenger insists that is all part and parcel of competition at a leading club.
Why Lukas Podolski should leave Arsenal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In 2010, as Germany landed in South Africa for their World Cup campaign, Lukas Podolski was one of the main men. The Koln-man was one of the first names on manager Jaochim Loew's team-sheet and with good reason too, the 25 year-old being one of the most prolific forwards in the side.
Arsenal set asking price on forward; Transfer imminent in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It finally looks as if Lukas Podolski is set to end his misadventure at Arsenal. Reports from yesterday night in the trusted and reliable TMW have claimed that the Gunners have set a £4m asking price on the player who can finally head towards the exit from the Emirates in January.
BILD: Striker set for cheap Arsenal transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lukas Podolski's nightmare at Arsenal may be soon coming to an end. One of the most reliable sources in Germany, BILD, has reported today that the striker will be allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium in January for a startlingly low price of€5 million in January.
Lukas Podolski admits he is unhappy with the bit-part role he is playing at Arsenal, conceding he could leave the club in January. The 29-year-old, who won the World Cup with Germany in the summer, also revealed that he could have left Arsenal before the transfer window shut, but there were no offers forthcoming.
Arsenal star desperate for transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has finally given vent to frustrations over his lack of game time at the Emirates and the 29 year old has admitted that he could leave the North London club in January. The Guardian have reported that the World Cup winner will consider offers in the upcoming transfer window.
Arsenal star lined up by Italian Giants as Liverpool striker's alternative - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Reports from the trusted and reliable Italian media outlet TMWhave cited FC Inter News that Inter Milan will look to sign Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski in January if the Nerazzurri fail to reach an agreement with Liverpool for Fabio Borini.
"Thanks to the entire crew, had a great time! Looking forward to watching the result..." (poldi_official/Instagram)
We've seen a healthy glut of footballers make the jump to the big screen over the years; whether we're talking Vincent Jones' lucrative "silent thug-for-hire" shtick, Eric Cantona's arthouse lager advert masterpieces, Andres Iniesta's unforgettable turn as an animated albino pirate or even John Terry's mesmerisingly erotic film debut, "Seduction".
Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker accepts the Gunnersare still misfiring despite pulling off a dramatic late 2-1 win over Anderlecht in Brussels to stay on course for the Champions League knock-out stage.
The Gunners got away with a largely average display at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, where a second-half header from Andy Najar looked to have put the Belgians on course for a famous win to ruin manager Arsene Wenger's 65th birthday.
I'll say it again, Arsenal should sign Lukas Podolski up to be the next Gunnersaurus. The German is a social media king and a one-man entertainment machine. And, to be honest, he rarely actually gets a game these days anyway.
However, despite struggling to get much action in Arsenal's first 11, the cheeky-chappie German continues to stay positive.
The Signal Iduna Park. Scene of one of the best football nights of my life. Regular readers will be bored with yet another reminder of the why's and wherefore's of Didit and my victorious campaign to German soil. We came, we saw, we conquered. Enough said.
However, a repeat of the Arsenal victory may kick start our season and I can see no reason why we cannot beat them again.
It turned out to be a good night for England and Roy Hodgson, and a great one for Danny Welbeck whose two goals ensured a 2-0 win over Switzerland in Basel. Beforehand it felt as if things were going to take their usual turn in the English press, with the knives out for the manager, but instead the new Arsenal boy made the difference.
This Premier League fixture will be the first game of the season where two top five teams face each other. It's fifth against fourth when the Gunners travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in their second league game of the season.
Neither side produced what they're capable of on the opening day, Arsenal escaping with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace thanks to a late Aaron Ramsey goal and the Toffees drawing 2-2 away to new boys Leicester City.
Arsenal's World Cup-Winning Striker Targeted By Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With just over a week left to go till it slams shut, the transfer window is hotting up. Arsenal have been in the news a lot lately, and it seems likely that manager Arsene Wenger will make at least one more addition to the squad in the days that remain.
Arsenal star or Manchester United reject set for transfer move? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a bolt out of the blue, the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website have claimed that Serie A champions Juventus are very much interested in World Cup winner Lukas Podolski and are ready to make contact with Arsenal in the coming week.
It's a very misty morning here in Dublin. I would look out the window of my office to see across the back garden and the houses behind but I'm pretty sure a face would appear on the other side – it's all a bit Stephen King or something. Once there aren't any giant clowns I think I'll cope until the sun comes up though.
We've got to put the Champions League well and truly behind us now and concentrate on Sunday's game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. We're not going to go into the details of it just yet, we've got Saturday and Sunday to deal with a fixture that looms large on the horizon like a large loomy thing.
Day three of the Introspectioning: this episode is called 'The Grumpening', starring Lukas Podolski and Tomas Rosicky.
The pair have spent most of this season on the bench despite the fact the team have been struggling. In fact, they've only started one game each and that was the 2-1 defeat to Southampton in the Capital One Cup.
It's gonna be a short one this morning due to the fact it's a bank holiday here. Not that I'm doing anything particularly special, and I've been up since 6.45 anyway, but it just feels like a few hundred words less than normal is something of a gift to myself.
While accepting that our problems are still very much in sharp focus, it turned out to be a good weekend for us in terms of the other teams we're supposed to be paying attention to.
Ok, I think the first thing to do this morning is to say how utterly delighted I am with the win. Under the circumstances, as the game went into the final few minutes, I wasn't expecting us to snatch a point, let alone all three, so do that is really very enjoyable.
It's an odd Interlull this as the competitive games are over, but rather than let the players return to their clubs there's a schedule of fairly pointless friendlies this week. England are playing Scotland tomorrow night, for example, for no good reason other than a game between the two is always a bit tasty.
As usual after a disappointing result, there's been something of a wall of silence. Understandable, how much more is there to say about what happened against Hull? Still, we just have snippets to keep us going today until the manager meets the press in Belgium later on.
There'll be the usual press conference ahead of the Champions League game with Anderlecht, and we should get the latest team news.
Morning all and welcome to a brand new week. It's one that feels almost pivotal in the new season, with a crucial Champions League qualifier on Wednesday, and then the close of the transfer window in seven days time. Our squad doesn't feel complete yet, and with rumours of departures and gaps to be filled, I think it could be a busy period.