Why Hasn't Lukas Podolski Been Starting All Along For Arsenal?

By Josh Sippie
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Fresh off a very confident 3-0 Champions League qualifiers victory over Fenerbahce, Arsenal‘s second Premier League match was a bit more positive than the season opener against Aston Villa.

The outcry for a major signing was somewhat stymied by by the mid-week victory, but it’s the Premier League that takes center stage, and Arsenal answered on that front as well.

The 3-1 victory over Fulham raised a question about the Arsenal squad. Why hasn’t Lukas Podolski been starting all along?

After playing very little in the first two matches, Podolski started and put up two very impressive goals to launch Arsenal to a confident victory.

And then the rumor came about that Podolski may be on his way out before the transfer window.

Hopefully his performance is enough to buy him some more time at the North London squad. Paired with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, the three are quite the formidable attacking squad, leaving Arsenal skipper Arsene Wenger tons of room for creativity in his offensive strategy.

Aaron Ramsey continued his string of good games as he’s become the manager of play at midfield. Even without Jack Wilshere, who was being rested, Arsenal controlled the game tempo and possession.

Hopefully this victory can put stall the transfer cries from the Arsenal faithful. There’s no need to jump the gun on spending money when this is what the squad is capable of. Arsene Wenger is incredibly capable of winning with the guys he has.

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