The German international striker has been a proven goalscorer in the Bundesliga this campaign and so far has netted 16 goals in 20 appearance for his boyhood club Koln.
Speculation continues to grow over a potential move to North London and no doubt Wenger will want to strengthen his team after lamenting on lack of depth in the squad (particularly the bench) after the AC Milan clash.
Key injuries to both Walcott and Chamberlain took much of the sting out of Arsenal’s attack and simply put their replacements, Chu-Young Park and Marouanne Chamakh, are simply not up to the calibre needed to have any influence over a majority of matches.
Mertesacker told Sky Sport about his contact with Podolski:
He has been very interested in the past few weeks and has sent me a number of text messages.
I’ve told him that this is a great place to work and that Arsenal are an amazing club.
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Nothing has been agreed on yet, though, and Lukas hasn’t given me a ring yet.
The introduction of Podolski would surely allow Wenger much more variability with tactics and formation changes when needed with Robin van Persie, Gervinho, Walcott, Chamberlain and eventually Miyaichi all set to be options for attack. It certainly is an exciting prospect!