Arsenal FC manager slammed by Lukas Podolski
Podolski unhappy with lack of respect from Arsene Wenger after moving to Inter Milan
January 9th, 2015
Lukas Podolski appears to have played his final game for Arsenal FC, with the German heading to Inter Milan for the rest of the season.
The forward is expected to make his move permanently in the summer, with Podolski unhappy at the way his departure from the Emirates was handled and that included a lack of farewell from manager Arsene Wenger.
“He said nothing to me. He did not call or say goodbye,” Podolski said of Wenger in an interview with The Sun.
“I don’t need flowers or a kiss from him. But it is about respect, about saying goodbye. For me, respect is important. I did everything for the club I possibly could have. I don’t believe I did anything wrong. I did not get drunk in a club.
“I wish all of Arsenal and their amazing fans the very best for this season and I see myself as a Gunner.
“(there was) nothing from him (Wenger) to me, but that is his way. He told me he did not want me to go just before the transfer window but never said anything else after that.
“I had to move forward. I could not wait for 25 injuries (before getting his chance),” he added.
“It is not a problem to sit on the bench, absolutely not. When you have three games in a week and you don’t play, though, you have to think about it.
“I was happy at the club. I played 82 games and I scored 31 goals, plus assists. That’s not bad.
“Wenger said to me I was the best finisher at the club. Let me play then.”