Official: Done Deal, Arsenal FINALLY Complete The Transfer Of Star Striker.  

Lukas Podolski completes his move away from Arsenal. But he will be hugely missed by many sections of Arsenal fans. [Picture: Getty]

Lukas Podolski completes his move away from Arsenal. But he will be hugely missed by many sections of Arsenal fans. [Picture: AP]

Last weekend, Lukas Podoloski completed his expected transfer out of Arsenal, signing a three-year contract with Galatasaray – obviously without much fanfare.

For a left sided forward who scored 31 goals in 82 appearance in just under two and a half seasons at Arsenal, with the remaining 6 months spent at Inter Milan in what was an unsuccessful loan move, it wasn’t a nice exit.

Stats from Opta shows he also had 13 assists and the very good shooting accuracy at 57.7%, these stats are sure not the stats of a flop.

Some sections of Arsenal fans feel that the former Arsenal fans favourite was a flop during his time, but really, he was just a victim of Arsenal’s advancement.

His first season at Arsenal was a successful one; being the best option on the left flank, he helped the team’s cause with 11 goals and 9 assists in the league – including a 30 yard freekick against Southampton in a 6-1 thrashing, making him an instant fan favourite.

His second season wasn’t bad either, but with the arrival of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla had to be moved to the left flank to make space for him in the middle. And a return of 8 league goals and 2 assists even after missing 4 months with a torn hamstring showed that he hadn’t lost his touch, only his starting place.

But with the improving quality of the Arsenal squad and the newfound hunger for more trophies, meant Wenger couldn’t give him too many playing time.

In the summer of 2014, Alexis Sanchez was brought in, and was immediately slotted into the left flank – a decision which eventually turned out excellently well for Wenger, with a return of 25 goals.

Podolski wasn’t a flop at Arsenal he was just a victim of a vast improvement in a short while. If Podolski had arrived 3 seasons earlier he would have stayed in the Arsenal starting lineup long enough to be a cult hero.

The fans at the Emirates will miss that guy who was just so easy to fall in love with on and off the pitch, and if he ever returns to the Emirates he will surely get a hero’s reception.

As the Gunners march on to greater heights, sacrifices must be made, Podolski is the latest of those sacrifices.

Official: Arsenal Complete The Transfer Of World Cup Winning Striker.

Last weekend, Lukas Podoloski completed his expected transfer out of Arsenal, signing a three-year contract with Galatasaray – obviously without much fanfare.

For a left sided forward who scored 31 goals in 82 appearance in just under two and a half seasons at Arsenal, with the remaining 6 months spent at Inter Milan in what was an unsuccessful loan move, it wasn’t a nice exit.

Stats from Opta shows he also had 13 assists and the very good shooting accuracy at 57.7%, these stats are sure not the stats of a flop.

Some sections of Arsenal fans feel that the former Arsenal fans favourite was a flop during his time, but really, he was just a victim of Arsenal’s advancement.

His first season at Arsenal was a successful one; being the best option on the left flank, he helped the team’s cause with 11 goals and 9 assists in the league – including a 30 yard freekick against Southampton in a 6-1 thrashing, making him an instant fan favourite.

His second season wasn’t bad either, but with the arrival of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla had to be moved to the left flank to make space for him in the middle. And a return of 8 league goals and 2 assists even after missing 4 months with a torn hamstring showed that he hadn’t lost his touch, only his starting place.

But with the improving quality of the Arsenal squad and the newfound hunger for more trophies, meant Wenger couldn’t give him too many playing time.

In the summer of 2014, Alexis Sanchez was brought in, and was immediately slotted into the left flank – a decision which eventually turned out excellently well for Wenger, with a return of 25 goals.

Podolski wasn’t a flop at Arsenal he was just a victim of a vast improvement in a short while. If Podolski had arrived 3 seasons earlier he would have stayed in the Arsenal starting lineup long enough to be a cult hero.

The fans at the Emirates will miss that guy who was just so easy to fall in love with on and off the pitch, and if he ever returns to the Emirates he will surely get a hero’s reception.

As the Gunners march on to greater heights, sacrifices must be made, Podolski is the latest of those sacrifices.

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