Arsene Wenger reacts to Lukas Podolski Arsenal exit reports

The Arsenal manager insists that Lukas Podolski is not for sale in January

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger has denied reports that Arsenal are planning to sell Lukas Podolski in the January transfer window.

The Germany international’s future has been a source of relentless speculation in recent months due to his lack of playing time this season.

He is not for sale and there is no offer

Arsene Wenger

Podolski, 29, has not made a Premier League start for the Gunners this term and has only made three top-flight appearances from the bench.

The World Cup winner has recently revealed that he is not happy about his bit-part role at The Emirates – but the Arsenal manager insists that he remains part of his plans.

“It is not established at all that he [Podolski] will leave at Christmas,” Wenger said in an interview with beIN Sports.

“It is me who sets the price and [the reported deal] doesn’t correspond at all to his price. He is not for sale and there is no offer.

“Podolski plays in a position where there is a big competition. He came very late from his holidays [after the World Cup in the summer], so he started after his team-mates and was not good physically.”

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