PARLOUR BACKS PODOLSKI MOVE
Arsenal stalwart Ray Parlour has said that the signing of Lukas Podolski will certainly enable Robin van Persie to become even better. Robin van Persie has can one of the reasons for Arsenal to be challenging for the third position this season after a very poor start.
The Dutchman has so far scored 33 goals in the Premier league alone, but he is out of contract after just one season. He has been linked with a move to Manchester City, who are willing to offer him up to £ 250,000 a week. As a result, Arsenal are lining up the signing of Lukas Podolski as a replacement for van Persie. Ray Parlour, though, suggests that both Lukas Podolski and van Persie can play in the same team, with the latter to benefit from it hugely.
Ray Parlour won 3 league titles with Arsenal during his career with the London team. Now, he has said that he is extremely looking forward to the prospect of seeing both the strikers at the club next season. Even though there has been no development with regard to the Robin van Persie contract situation, Parlour has said that van Persie will eventually sign a long-term contract and that he has the best possibility to play regular football at Arsenal.
‘He is still young and can learn from Arsene Wenger and the players around him, but he has international class and I think Van Persie’s game will benefit as a result. To some extent Van Persie needs to have the pressure of being the main man who gets all the goals taken from him. Podolski will be eager to do that,’ said Parlour in an interview with the betting sites.
Parlour also said that Podolski is a huge signing for Arsenal and he may be someone who will finally bring Arsenal’s trophy drought to an end. Arsenal haven’t won a trophy in the last 6 seasons and, according to the Betfair FA Cup odds, won’t be winning another trophy any time soon.