Lukas Podolski: ‘I deserved more game time at Arsenal’

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Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski claims that he “deserved” more game time at the club however commemorates his old Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has actually declared that he did not get as numerous minutes as he “deserved” during his time at the Emirates Arena.

The Germany international joined Arsenal in 2012 and made 33 Premier League appearances during his debut campaign for the Gunners, scoring 11 goals.

Podolski made simply 14 more Premier League begins under Arsene Wenger after that, however, ultimately leaving on loan for Inter Milan in January 2015 prior to signing up with Galatasaray on an irreversible basis later on that year.

“I didn’t get enough game time; I felt that I performed well and didn’t get the minutes I deserved,” he informed FourFourTwo.

” On the other hand, if you look at my statistics, I played in about 80 matches and was straight associated with a great deal of goals by helping or scoring. My relationship with the fans and players was favorable. We won the FA Cup in 2014, which was the club’s first trophy for numerous years. And I liked residing in London, in Hampstead. My family enjoyed it, too.

“[Wenger] was a great manager and I truly like him as an individual, too. He was like a grandfather: a very smart man, who was great to speak with. He might speak great deals of languages and never ever shouted. He was Arsenal: he produced whatever.

“Arsene created a style of playing. He was the man who oversaw the club’s move to the Emirates Stadium from Highbury, and won so many trophies during his 22 years there. I’d be fascinated to see how he would have done in charge of another team.”

Podolski made 82 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 31 goals and registering 17 assists.

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