Lukas Podolski has reiterated he is enjoying life in London after his summer move from Koln and has no plans to seek a move away from the Emirates this summer.
Juventus are reportedly after the Germany international who has over 100 caps for his country, with the media preying on his lack of recent game time with the Gunners.
Santi Cazorla has often appeared on the left wing in Podolski’s absence recently, however his time with the Gunners has been largely successful with the former Bundesliga forward netting 12 times in his debut season in England including a series of vital goals.
He told Bild of his future:
I want to say two things. Firstly, I cannot help it that clubs are interested in me. And there are always people behind the scenes who want to float something in this business.
Secondly, any interest makes me proud because it is a recognition of my performance in London. It is unlikely [that I will leave] because, at the club and in the town, I feel really comfortable.
As a player you have peace and quiet. I appreciate that very much. Therefore, I can honestly say: I am not preparing for any change.
The rumours certainly caused some concern for Gooners with question marks raised over his future of late. But really the lack of game time has been down to fitness concerns after a recent ankle knock and nothing more.
He will be an important player for the Gunners over the next couple of seasons and has adjusted well to life in England. So it is a relief to see the German international state his happiness in North London after the recent rumours.