Arsene Wenger is Arsennal, says former Gunners star
Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski admits he cannot imagine life at the club without Arsene Wenger and that the manager will be tough to replace, per Sky.
Wenger’s future at the Emirates Stadium is in doubt, with fans growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of perceived progress. His contract runs out at the end of the season, meaning he could end his 21-year reign.
Nice bit of sportsmanship as Joe Hart congratulates Lukas Podolski on his wonder-goal. pic.twitter.com/BIzs5ydcp3— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) March 22, 2017
It is reportedly his choice whether he stays or not, and he claims to have made a decision, but he is yet to announce it.
Podolski, who left Arsenal for Galatasaray two years ago, was speaking after scoring the only goal in his last ever game for Germany against England on Wednesday, and he was keen to state the impact Wenger has had in North London.
“I follow nearly every match – when not live then on social media – and I don’t know what has happened,” Podolski told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Arsene Wenger is a good guy and a good coach. He built this club from nothing to now. It will be interesting what happens in the next few months.”
After announcing his international retirement after Euro 2016, the 31-year-old was welcomed back for a farewell match, scoring his 49th and final goal for his country.