Lukas Podolski has joined Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season.
The deal was agreed between the two clubs and, having completed a medical this morning, the German international will be looking for regular first team football having fallen well down the pecking order this season at Arsenal.
He wasn’t shy about complaining about his situation but Arsene Wenger wasn’t prepared to offer him the football he desired.
Not once did he make the starting line-up for a Premier League match in 2014/15, and started just two games, one in Europe and one in the Capital One Cup, as well as making a further 11 brief cameos as a substitute.
From those appearances he scored 3 goals, having netted 28 times in the previous two campaigns from a total of 69 games.
It’s believed the deal with Inter includes a clause to make the deal permanent for a fee of around £5m.
Using his Instagram account, Podolski sent a message to Arsenal fans, saying, “I can’t express in words my gratitude towards Arsenal fans for all they have done for me in my years in London! Please know my heart always holds a place for you.
“I’ve loved every minute playing for Arsenal & I hope I have left my mark on the club & fans alike. Hopefully we shall meet again! COYG #AFC #RedArmy #Fans #Poldi #Gunner #Thanks.”
Good luck to him. It never quite worked out with us, but he did a good social media and man, when he did hit a ball, he really hit it.