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Lukas Podolski

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Birthdate:  June 4, 1985    Birthplace:  Gliwice, Poland    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  183 lbs    

November 17, 2014    Lukas Podolski News

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has no plans to sell Podolski this winter, reports Sky Sports.

Podolski hasn't ruled out a transfer away from the club after first-team chances became more slim. Napoli have been linked with a move for the striker.

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Lukas Podolski: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 1, 2014

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Podolski made a late appearance in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Burnley, selected in the 80th minute.

Podolski made an impact in his brief stint, whistling a pair of powerful volleys that nearly scored (one was stopped by Tom Heaton, one reverberated off the near post). Podolski doesn't get anything added to his scoring ledger, but it could be a springboard to better things down the road.

October 27, 2014

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Podolski was an unused substitute in Saturday's match at Sunderland.

Podolski, who fired a dramatic match-winning goal in the Champions League last week, was left on the bench for Saturday's victory at the Stadium of Light. The World Cup winner has yet to start in the Premier League this season, making him an underwhelming fantasy prospect.

October 22, 2014

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Podolski alluded to seeking a transfer if his first-team chances at Arsenal don't improve, reports the Mirror.

Podolski said he has a contract with the club until 2016, but added that he wants to play and isn't content to sit on the bench until that contract expires.

October 19, 2014

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Podolski has not included in Arsenal's squad for Saturday's match against Hull City.

Podolski has made no secret of his desire to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window and his absence from the Gunners' squad Saturday evidences the fact that his current role in the team no longer coincides with significant fantasy value.

August 25, 2014

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Juventus is targeting Podolski for a loan en route to a permanent transfer to the club, according to the Daily Mail.

Podolski has fallen down the depth chart at Arsenal and could be interested in moving to see more playing time. Juventus has contacted Arsenal about the transfer, and Podolski did not play in the 2-2 draw against Everton on Sunday.

August 23, 2014

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Podolski was not in the 18-man squad for Arsenal's match at Everton on Saturday.

Podolski was held out of Arsenal's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace last weekend, as well as their Champions League match against Besiktas following his recent return to training thanks to Germany's long run at the World Cup. However, Germany teammates Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker were both inserted into the starting XI for Saturday's match, so it's a little unclear why Podolski continues to sit. There have been some whispers that he could be headed to Galatasaray this summer, and if he not part of the squad for Tuesday's return leg against Besiktas, the whispers will only get louder.

August 15, 2014

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Podolski will be held out of Arsenal's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday, as well as their Champions League opener at Besiktas on Tuesday, the Independent reports.

Podolski took some time off following Germany's World Cup win, and he only recently returned to training. There is no injury to report, and he is expected to be available to face Everton on Aug. 23, although with all of the summer additions, Podolski's playing time is expected to be limited.