Arsenal’s Lukas Podoski could be set for a return to the German Bundesliga when the transfer window opens in July according to TMW.
Podoski, who joined the Gunners two seasons ago, has seen his contribution to the team limited to a bench role until recently when the boss started using him more often. He was reported to have voiced out his frustration at not being able to play regularly, and refused to rule out a return to the Bundesliga, with Borussia Dortmund say to be a possible destination.
Podoski has rewarded the boss with four goals in his last two outings for the club, and could even be set to add to that when the Gunners square up to Newcastle United in tonight’s EPL match. His recent goal form notwithstanding, the German international could still be on his way out of the Emirates in the summer if there is no guarantee of regular football from the boss.
Only last week, the 28 year old attacker revealed his desire to return back to his former club, FC Cologne who only regained promotion to the Bundesliga this season. He spoke of his desire to one day return to his former club in an interview he granted to transfermarkt.de:
“The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world, and thus always interesting,”Podolski said,
“When I think of the Bundesliga, I naturally first of all think of the FC [Cologne]. That’s much more than just a club for me, that’s home. Maybe I’ll play for the Billygoats again, that is always an option and a matter of heart.”
FC Cologne may not offer much attraction for the 28 year old Arsenal player as there won’t be an opportunity to play in the Champions League. However, the case is not the same with Borussia Dortmund who will be playing in next year’s Champions League, and could be set to fortify their attack with the signing of a play of Podoski experience.
The presence of Podoski lightens up the dressing room, and the players could miss him if he does leave as being speculated in the media.