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Podolski Passes Arsenal Medical

I tweeted about this yesterday, and the Daily Star is reporting now that Lucas Podolski completed an Arsenal medcial yesterday in Germany, the final step in completing his £10.9m move to Arsenal this summer.

I find it strange that Cologne would allow one of their players to undergo a physical for another club during the season. Could you imagine the uproar if it came out that Fabregas had underwent a physical for Barcelona last March, with three months left in the season?

The good news about signing Podolski, is that appears that Arsene Wenger wants to gets his signings completed early in the summer, and possibly before the Euro’s. Signing players early sends a clear message to Walcott and RVP about the clubs ambition and it also gives the new players time to get adjusted to playing with their Arsenal teammates before the season begins.


31 comments… add one

  • jackson essien March 14, 2012, 4:30 pm

    it good for the club and the player will kind of get enough time to play together during pre-season tour

  • abush March 14, 2012, 4:47 pm

    realy it is good news for gooner fans.

  • Adoche T. March 14, 2012, 5:19 pm

    I can’t believe the signing of the great player “Podolski” until I see him with Gunners shirt. Up Gunners!

  • Pholly March 14, 2012, 5:51 pm

    Hello my gunners crew,having podoski in our square honestly i luv dat & i believe u’ll luv it too

  • ozed March 14, 2012, 6:30 pm

    Don’t believe this!! I would love it but not sure its wise.
    What happens if he sustains a hidden but major injury during the rest of the season?
    Whose liability would that be??

  • Victor obailukan March 14, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Podlosik can replace fabregas

  • goooner March 14, 2012, 6:32 pm

    good addition to team
    new arsenal line up:

    sagna koscielny vermaelen santos
    rosicky chamberlain
    walcott Van Persie podolski

    • Dianjuh March 15, 2012, 10:59 am

      New Line up next season? Surely you can not be suggesting Jack Wilshire on the bench would you?

  • john March 14, 2012, 6:36 pm

    it is a good news for all arsenal fans

  • Waziri sagir March 14, 2012, 6:49 pm

    In Aw and arsenal we trust! Gunner forl life.

  • Abubakar nurain March 14, 2012, 6:50 pm

    Good new to all arsenal fans

  • nks88 March 14, 2012, 6:59 pm

    actually i have a question, isn’t that it’s not transfer season now? how can a transfer being sealed? thanks so much.

    • David March 14, 2012, 11:58 pm

      Two sides have agreed to the deal but it cannot become official until June 1 when the transfer window opens

  • chesley browne March 14, 2012, 7:01 pm

    Great signing

  • critic March 14, 2012, 7:25 pm

    It’s obviously is a hoax or a pathetic piece of journalism. What’s the point in doing the medical BEFORE 3 MONTHS of actual signing, if arsenal really gonna sign him. He plays his last game in may. He might get injured then. What exactly is the point of medical so early?

    Add to it KOLN won’t allow such things in the 1st place.

  • Adeniran March 14, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Has this happen in Arsenal b4?

  • Musa March 14, 2012, 8:01 pm

    Nice signing need anather one.

  • jude March 14, 2012, 8:22 pm

    gd if its true can we sign neymar. dis guy is extraordinarily talented.

  • dennis bosire aka dnb March 14, 2012, 8:42 pm

    great signing! If it comes true. Arsenal is great:AIG

  • Alpho4gunner March 14, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Am really impressed about this.

  • Aussie Jack March 14, 2012, 9:44 pm

    This is not professional timing, don`t believe a word of it.

  • idowu March 14, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Is this a joke

    • David March 14, 2012, 11:57 pm

      Had it verified by several different sources

  • Henry ebuka March 14, 2012, 11:01 pm

    If this is authentic I,can say it shows clearly that arsenal’re determined to make a better change that’s to win troghies

  • Caleb March 14, 2012, 11:38 pm

    In the case of arsenal’s transfer,i can only say ‘seeing is believing’

  • Kingsey Adanuguvegbe March 15, 2012, 9:09 am

    Wat a day after so much rumour podo u wil hav a wonderful stay u i wilcum home

  • Victor March 15, 2012, 9:55 am

    That is good if Podolski is coming to Arsenal next season.Apart from Podolski,I am suggesting Arsenal to buy NOT ALL but just “a good number of” the following strikers during the 2012 May-August transfer window:
    Ricardo Montolivo[Fiorentina],Edinson Cavani and Ezekiel Lavezzi[both Napoli], Hulk[FC Porto],Carlos Tevez,Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez[both Athletic Bilbao],Yani M,Vila,Oliver Giroud,Eden Hazard,Eljero Elia[Netherlands], Roberto Soldado and Jonas [both Valencia],Javi Martinez,Pablo Hernandez[ Valencia or Athletic Bilbao], Matias Suarez,Thomas Muller, Frank Ribery, Loic Remy[France],Moussa Sow,Hugo Rodallega, Peter Odemwingie, Love Wagner and Douglas Costa[both Shakhtar Donetsk], Katongo [Zambia],Demba Ba,Kevin Gameiro [PSG],Alexander Frei and Fabian Frei[both FC Basel], Wayne Routeledge,

  • Dianjuh March 15, 2012, 11:02 am

    If only we could all concentrate on matters at hand….lets Finish Third 1st then we’ll see who cares to Join!!!

  • Rob March 15, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Don’t count your chickens just yet… Remember this was reported in the Daily Star, so it’s probably a load of bollocks, I do hope Podolski signs, but until it is reported on Arsenal.com it is just wishful thinking…

  • Eritrean March 15, 2012, 1:42 pm

    This is unbelievable…he is one of my favorite player.

  • yesuf alebachew March 19, 2012, 12:47 pm

    I m real gunners 4 ever so

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