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Lukas Podolski hits out at Wenger

Lukas Podolski hits out at Wenger
Lukas Podolski (in pic) slammed Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger for lacking “respect” in an acrimonious parting shot after his move to Inter Milan this week. “He said nothing to me. He did not call me or say goodbye. I don’t need flowers or a kiss from him. But it’s about respect, about saying goodbye. For me respect is important,” the German World Cup player told The Sun newspaper.

Podolski, who made just 82 appearances in two years at Arsenal, was officially unveiled by Inter Milan on Thursday days after completing a loan deal until the end of the season.  His comments indicated that he wants a permanent move from Arsenal, though Wenger strongly denied he had snubbed the player. “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,” added Podolski. The 29-year-old striker praised the club and their supporters.

“I wish all of Arsenal and their amazing fans the very best for this season and I see myself as a Gunner.” But he singled out Wenger for attack after a frustrating season in which he has had few chances to play. Silence is “his way,” said Podolski. “I don’t want communication every day as I am a professional. You do it on the training ground. But when you move somewhere, you get a message. Maybe he had other problems with me but I don’t know,” he said.
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