After Podolski’s attack on the French coach of his former team Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager responds:

“I deny all of his words, I have often spoken with him on his transfer and he needs not to forget that for him to leave, he needed my permission first, he did not have many opportunities to play, I admit, that’s why I allowed him to leave. I have many players in his role but only 11 can be deployed on the field. When a footballer with his quality does not play enough, the excessive competition makes him lose confidence and trust, it is normal, in the end, it’s only a six months loan with no option to buy at the end of season, sooner or later he will return to me.”