A guest post by Grant Connors

Lukas for Arsenal? Podolski dons the famous red and white jersey following a pre-season friendly match in 2011, but will he be wearing it again soon? Picture courtesy of Red London.

According to various recent media and internet sources, most credibly perhaps the BBC, Arsenal have apparently secured (or have all but secured) the services of Polish-born German striker Lukas Podolski, for a fee which is believed to be in the region of £10m.

If true this will be welcome news for many long-suffering Arsenal supporters who have been starved of so-called “big name” signings in recent years, perhaps ever since Andrei Arshavin was signed from Zenit St Petersberg in January 2009. The hope will be that Podolski fares much better in Premiership...

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