Reports are out claiming that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he let Lukas Podolski leave because of congestion in attack.
The World Cup winner recently joined Turkish giants Galatasaray on a four-year deal after spending three years with the Gunners with Wenger revealing the reasons behind his exit were to do with the presence of such players as Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck.
Wenger told Arsenal Player: “Lukas Podolski played in a position that is congested because we have so many wide players or players who can play wide.
“I felt that the opportunities for him to play with the stature a player has, he needed to go somewhere and play.
“I believe it’s a good move for him because if Lukas has confidence and trust from the manager, he has the potential and the talent. I was not sure I could give that to him here.”