Lukas Podolski whose contract is going to expire in 2016, repeatedly reminded fans that he will want to retire while he a Cologne player. With two years left of his contract, Wenger insists he will still count on the German striker for many years to come. He is valued for his experience and goal-scoring which are key factors for any team. Despite being benched because of some serious injuries, Podolski still managed some excellent performances this campaign. According to ESPNFC those performances were more than enough to keep him off the transfer list.
Wenger reminded the press that it is still too early to think about what is going to happen with Podolski. Currently there are two other players who have reached the end of their agreements and are ready to exit the North London club. Both Sagna and Fabianski seem determined to leave.
The German striker who returned to Cologne in 2009 said he still has a few good years left before thinking about ending his career. Hopefully he will continue with Arsenal where he managed some important goals in the second half of the season, particularly in April when he was voted Arsenal’s player of the month thanks in part to the 4 goals he banged in.
Cologne’s management dismissed rumors that Podolski in ready to return to his home country. Despite just winning promotion back to the Bundesliga for next year, the German side insisted there is no plan for a return for Podolski as he is still happy in the Premier League.