Having been rather pointedly left out of the squad for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, Lukas Podolski’s future could lie in Italy with reports that Juventus are interested in doing a deal with the Gunners.
There has been talk of a loan arrangement, but Arsenal are looking for around £10m for the German international and would prefer to sell him.
It’s been suggested that official contact between the two clubs could be made today, while the forward also has offers from the Bundesliga and MLS.
Podolski was back in Germany at the weekend, watching his old team Cologne draw 0-0 with Johan Djourou’s Hamburg, and on Sunday night posted the following on Twitter which seems to signal the start of something new:
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) August 24, 2014
Whether or not he’ll be involved in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier remains to be seen. It does feel as if Arsenal could use him, but if the decision has already been made to let him go, then chances are he’ll miss out.