Ex-Gunner Lukas Podolski Backs Arsène Wenger to Remain as Arsenal Boss Despite Slump in Form

Aramide Oladipo
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​ Ex-Arsenal striker Lukas Poldolski has defended former boss Arsène Wenger, claiming the club will find it very hard to bring in a  suitable  replacement.

After scoring in his final German international appearance in a 1-0 win against England, Podolski told Sky Sports that he is shocked by Arsenal’s recent slump in form but he still backs the Frenchman’s ability as a manager.

"I follow nearly every match - when not live then on social media - and I don't know what has happened."

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"Arsène Wenger is a good guy and a good coach. He built this club from nothing to now. It will be interesting what happens in the next few months."

Wenger signed Podolski from FC Köln in 2012 and the German international enjoyed a quite successful spell with the Gunners as he was involved in the squads that won successive FA Cup trophies in 2014 and 2015.

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Despite not being at the peak of his powers when coming to England, Podolski still managed to score 19 goals and produce 11 assists in his short Premier League career.

When the German was asked whether his former manager should remain at Arsenal, Podolski stated: "I don't know who the guy is that can replace him. He is Arsenal."

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