Arsene Wenger approved a deal to see Lukas Podolski join Inter Milan on loan. The deal was completed on Saturday and it could see the German join Inter for £5million on a permanent deal in the summer.
Most Arsenal fans were sad to see the 29 year old leave, as he was one of the most clinical players at the club. He had a great attitude off the pitch, but some questioned if his head was in the right place when he was on the pitch. Nobody can deny his goalscoring ability, but his work-rate and off the ball movement did not make him the perfect fit for Arsenal in his two years at the Emirates. Another reason Wenger might have wanted to move him on is due to his large wages, believed to be around £95,000 per-week.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Podolski’s departure:
Would rather keep Podolski than sign Cavani
— GoonRambler (@GoonRambler) January 3, 2015
— ♛TrickyAlexis♛ (@TrickyAlexis) January 3, 2015
Classy message from Podolski. A player who will always get a warm welcome when ever or if ever he returns to play against the club
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) January 3, 2015
The only explanation for letting Podolski & Sanogo go with our injury record is pic.twitter.com/GwGHrt9gqK
— DC (@DeanLDN22) January 3, 2015
Podolski's social media game paints a rosy picture of his character & personality. Convinced some members of the squad didn't warm to him.
— FK² (@fkhanage) January 3, 2015
This is why letting Podolski go is a mistake. His best game in an Arsenal-shirt: 1 goal & 3 assists vs West Ham: https://t.co/nP7KmCRof5
— Henrik Hindby (@HenrikHindby) January 3, 2015
Dunno what to think about that Podolski loan move… Part of me is happy, part of me is sad, dunno why, weird feeling.
— Gooner Frog (@GoonerFrog) January 2, 2015
So how do you feel about the move? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.