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Podolski confident that Wenger believes in him
By Andrew Scott Friday, 5 September 2014 04:44
Lukas Podolski is confident that Arsene Wenger believes in him even though there were reports that linked the player with making move away from Arsenal. Pay per head agents see a star in Podolski, and don’t think that Wenger will ever lose faith in him.
German sides Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, to not mention Italy’s Juventus, were reportedly targeting the player, but the German forward decided to stay with the Gunners.
A fractured tibia suffered by Olivier Giroud – which will see the player sit on the sidelines a while – could mean that a 29-year-old Podolski, who is still in a bid to reach his top fitness level after his country’s win in the World Cup, believes that at Arsenal he’ll be given time to play, despite the fact that Danny Welbeck signed with the team on the last day of the transfer window
And the player believes that he’ll have a very important role to play for the Gunners after he had a long talk with the French manager.
“I had a very good conversation with the manager,” Podolski said.
“He has stressed he is putting trust in me and my qualities. I do not have to fear anyone at Arsenal. I am just back in training for two-and-a-half weeks.
“If I am at 100 per cent fitness I do not fear any competition for places in the first eleven.”
And Podolski said that even though there was plenty of interest in his services during the transfer window, no offers were made for him to leave the Gunners.
However, pay per head agents learned that the player is not interested in joining a German side that doesn’t happen to be Cologne – pay per head agents saw that it was the first team that the player went back to before he joined the Gunners.
“A move away from Arsenal did not fall through because I had no offers to move,” he added.
“There have been enquiries from other countries, also from Bundesliga clubs, but I am from Cologne and it would have been tough for me to represent any other German club.”