Podolski Doesn't Rule out Cologne Return

Podolski Doesn't Rule out Cologne Return

Arsenal forward and German international Lukas Podolski has refused to rule out a move back to the Bundesliga to former club FC Cologne following an interview with TransferMarkt.

Podolski joined Arsenal in 2012 from Cologne, but was with the German team during the week to celebrate their promotion back to the Bundesliga. The Arsenal man said:

“The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world and therefore, in principle, is always interesting.

“In the Bundesliga, my thoughts naturally turn first to [Cologne]. That is much more than a club for me, this is my home. Maybe I’ll return one day; that is, for me, always an option and matter of the heart.

“I would also like to meet my Arsenal contract. But as I said, yes, you never know in football. Sometimes everything happens very quickly.”

Podolski’s comments are unsurprising as Cologne as he joined the North Rhine-Westphalia club in 1995 when he was 10 years of age, but with Arsenal in a race to finish in the top four it is a question as to why Podolski has been given the chance to join in with celebrations of his past club. Arsenal have finished in the top four consecutively for the last 17 years, and are also in the FA Cup final looking to end a nine year trophy drought. Should they fail to win the Cup and/or miss out on Champions League football, one would wonder just how much of a shakeup they would be in store for.

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