Germany's Podolski quits Cologne for Arsenal

Reuters, Monday 30 Apr 2012

Podolski agrees to join Arsenal, Cologne say

Lukas Podolski
File photo of Cologne's Lukas Podolski (Photo: Reuters)

Cologne and Germany winger Lukas Podolski will join Arsenal for next season, the Bundesliga club said on Monday.

Podolski, the relegation-threatened side's leading scorer this term, has long been a target for several top European clubs and had a year left on his Cologne contract.

The two sides agreed to keep financial details quiet, Cologne said in a statement.

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