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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    

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Podolski struggled in limited action split between Arsenal and Inter Milan this season, scoring just four goals with one assist in 31 total appearances.

Podolski scored thrice in 11 appearances for Arsenal before joining Inter in January, where he appeared 18 times and registered one goal with one assist. Podolski currently plans to rejoin Arsenal and would like to stay with the club next season, but whether he is surplus to requirement with the Gunners remains to be seen.

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

April 28, 2015

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Podolski said that he wants to return to Arsenal after his loan agreement with Inter Milan expires, according to the Daily Mail.

The striker has yet to score a goal with Milan, despite 13 appearances with the side. Milan manager Roberto Mancini revealed that the striker would like to return to England.

February 17, 2015

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Podolski took three shots during Inter's 4-1 win over Atalanta on Sunday, but he was unable to find the back of the net.

Podolski remains without a goal since his loan from Arsenal began, though he's gotten five starts in seven possible matches, so he's at least getting enough playing time to break through at some point.

January 5, 2015

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Podolski is in the squad to face Juventus on Tuesday.

Podolski completed his loan to Inter on Monday and will immediately be in uniform, though it would be surprising if he was given a start so soon after joining the club. He was clearly considered excess by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, so solid play during his time in Italy could land Podolski a new contract in the summer.

January 3, 2015

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Podolski has arrived in Milan as the winger is moving on loan to Inter, Football Italia reports.

It will be interesting to see how Podolski could change things in Inter's tactical lineup.

December 29, 2014

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Inter Milan may have an agreement in place to sign Podolski on a six-month loan this winter, reports the Daily Mail.

Podolski would have to wait until after Arsenal's New Year's Day fixture against Southampton to make the move. Milan are also expected to pay a fee of 1.5 million to conclude the deal.

November 17, 2014

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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.

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.