Does Arsenal Have Scoring Problems?

Arsenal’s latest addition Olivier Giroud had declared that missing the most important chance at goal in the game against Sunderland won’t be on his mind for too long, because he is certain to become a top scorer for the Gunners.

Giroud’s chance could have won the game for Arsenal, and it caused people to remain sad over the loss of Robin Van Persie.

The fact is that, we have to admit, both Podolski and Giroud played a good game. Their presence in the box, especially Giroud’s, were major for the Gunners and there’s no reason not to believe that the both of them will become top players for the club.

Arsenal’s Newboys Are Not Ready Yet!

Asenal’s newest transfers, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud will miss the season start as French manager Arsene Wenger claims that they are not ready for action yet.

The Frenchman declared that they can’t be used in pre-season because they came back to training late, having to take some time off after the Euros, so he will have to ease them in and help them get adapted to the Premiership style.

“Podolski and Giroud may take longer than expected,” Wenger said in the Daily Mail before returning from a pre-season tour in Hong Kong.

Wenger Ready To Bid High For Bundesliga’s Stars

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is ready to take the total number of German Gunners from one to three while attempting to boost the club’s skill level with two Bundesliga stars.

According to today’s German newspapers the Frenchman is ready to pay as much as £55 million for the services of Koln’s striker Lukas Podolski and Dortmund’s midfielder Mario Gotze.

Dortmund are ready to let Gotze go as they managed to secure the signing of Marc Reus, another Arsenal target, who’s still playing for Monchengladbach but will be available starting with the first day of the summer transfer window. Reus’ move will make room for Gotze’s departure as the German wonderkid was kept at the club this season despite the huge interest from abroad because Dortmund wanted to make use of his incredible skills in the Champions League.

Koln Reject Podolski’s Move To Arsenal

It looks like Lukas Podolski’s move to Arsenal won’t be easy at all given the fact that Koln are ready to extend his contract even though the German striker basically destroyed the club’s values in an interview published earlier this week.

The striker also admitted his interest in Arsenal, but according to Koln’s officials they’re looking to extend his contract not sell hm.

“We have decided as a club not to tolerate this kind of interview but rather to sanction them,” he told Sky television.

Will Wenger Finally Get Podolski’s Signals?

Arsenal’s interest in German striker Lukas Podolski is about to come to life again as the star gives a clear signal to any European club who might be interested in his services that he’s ready to listen to offers as soon as summer hits.

After an excellent period at Bayern Munich, the move to Koln didn’t bring too much professional satisfaction to the German International striker, and now he’s ready to end all that and move on to a club which can provide a lot more than a fight to get clear of relegation.

Arsenal Get Closer To Signing Podolski As Koln Replace Him

Arsenal are rumoured to be very close on signing Koln’s German striker Lukas Podolski as the Bundesliga side just secured themselves the services of 27-year-old striker Tae-Se Jong.

As Koln is not known for their investments, it’s highly likely that Jong is only there to replace Podolski who has been intensely linked with a transfer to Arsenal ever since the summer transfer window closed.

“We have monitored 20 players and Tae-Se Jong is definitely what we are after,” Cologne’s general manager Volker Finke told BILD.

“The manager (Stale Solbakken) made the decision on what type of striker he was looking for.

Arsenal Transfer Rumour Roundup. What Strikers Should They Bring?

Arsenal’s situation aggravates itself and with only 5 days to go now until the January transfer window will close, the Gunners must still transfer a striker to make sure that they will have a back-up for Robin Van Persie after Henry will leave in February.
With Walcott and Arshavin completely out of form, Wenger doesn’t really have an option other than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chamakh and Gervinho are gone for the African Nations Cup and an injury sustained by Robin Van Persie now would be the fatal blow to an already weak Arsenal club.
The Gunners have been linked with the possible transfer of German striker Lukas Podolski earlier this year, but even though he agreed that a move to Arsenal would interest him, Wenger didn’t make a move for him yet.
Almost the same is the situation with France’s top scorer Olivier Giroud. The French international has been highly linked with a move to Arsenal or Newcastle and he stated that he’s interested in moving to the Premiership, but Newcastle’s offers have been snubbed and Arsenal haven’t made a move yet.
The third on the list, and the most recent, is Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz who has been currently linked with a move to Arsenal after he became the top scorer in the Turkish league and leads the rankings with an amazing record of 22 goals in 21 games. Tranzbonspor’s striker publically announced that he would like a move to Arsenal and that he wouldn’t move away from his club to join some other club in the Turkish league.

Podolski Clears The Air On Arsenal Transfer

Koln striker Lukas Podolski who was intensely watched by Arsenal and Schalke and is expected to make a move in January has spoken about the possibility to leave the German side in January.

“I am just enjoying my football and I want to be successful and score goals, and if in the end everything is right, then we are all happy, even Hennes the goat (the club’s mascot),” he told Sky television.

“I still have one-and-a-half years on my contract and if I decide in one-and-a-half years, then so be it.

German star announces willingness to an Arsenal transfer

Arsenal’s interest in Koln’s striker Lukas Podolski might be paying off in January is Arsene Wenger will decide to submit a bid which could motivate both the player and the club to encourage the switch.

“I will talk to Cologne before anybody else and see what they have to say,” Podolski told ZDF television.

“Of course I am getting plenty of offers and I expect more of them to arrive to me, to my agent or to my club in the coming weeks.”

“But I repeat, I must first talk to Cologne.”

Wenger is told to keep his hands off Podolski

According to reports in Germany, Arsenal’s interest in Koln’s German striker Lukas Podolski could be in vain considering that club’s officials have declared that they are not willing to let Podolski go regardless of the transfer fee they are being offered.

This could be understandable considering the fact that Podolski is the key man at Koln and that he scored an amazing number of 11 goals in 15 played games for the club so far this season. Koln’s sporting director Volker Finke spoke about interest coming from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow for Podolski: