Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Benfica

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 16:20

Friendly Match

Red Bull Arena

Last Game

New York Red Bulls 1 - 0 Arsenal

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 22:00

Friendly Match

Podolski: No Draxler swap deal

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has denied claims that he was offered in part exchange for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler during the January transfer window.

Last Updated: 13/03/14 at 10:44 Post Comment

Lukas Podolski: Denied talk of a swap deal with Julian Draxler

Lukas Podolski: Denied talk of a swap deal with Julian Draxler

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Reports have suggested Arsenal were willing to offer Podolski in part-exchange in a bid to lure long-term target Draxler to the Emirates in January.

Arsene Wenger is expected to rekindle his interest in the German international Draxler this summer, but Podolski insists he does not know if Arsenal are planning to move for the Schalke playmaker again at the end of the season.

"Every top player is of interest to Arsenal - and Draxler is certainly one of those. But I do not know what the [club bosses] are planning.

"I am in contact with Julian. He is a great guy. But we haven't spoken about any transfer."

Podolski, who has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Arsenal side this season, insists any possible swap deal with Draxler was a non-starter.

"I only know that a swap deal involving me and him was never a consideration," added Podolski.

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

oes the absence of Winston Bogarde mean he's finally left Chelsea?

nellyknows
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

P

resumably, Diaby is in this team but receiving treatment

lee
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

A

deadwood 11 and not an arsenal player listed. Heady days.

EssexGooner
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

Footer 365

Transfer News: Manchester City in talks with Frank Lampard over loan move

Frank Lampard's representatives are in talks with Manchester City over a loan move, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger admits Thomas Vermaelen could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger plans to make more signings this summer, but admits captain Thomas Vermaelen could leave.

Guus Hiddink vows to build on success of Holland predecessor Louis van Gaal

New Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has vowed to build on the success of predecessor Louis van Gaal.

Mail Box

Are Villa Fans The Lowest Of Them All?

With the possible exception of Blackpool, are any club's fans feeling any more depressed about the start of the season than Villa? We also have a bizarre suggestion and...

How Can Tim Sherwood Be Out Of Work?

Don't peple know his PPG was THE BEST EVER FOR A SPURS MANAGER? We also have mails on Luis Suarez, the new fashion for 3-5-2 and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property