Former Arsenal star misses crucial fact after making joke suggestion

Date published: Friday 4th October 2019 9:46 - Samuel Bannister

Lukas Podolski has put forward a comical suggestion for Arsenal’s player of the month award.

After an unbeaten September which has propelled them into the top four and to the top of their Europa League group, four candidates were put forward by the club for a fan vote on Twitter.

Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, defender Calum Chambers and goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez were shortlisted – before Podolski joked about a fifth candidate.

Quoting Arsenal’s tweet, the former Gunners striker mentioned his former teammate Serge Gnabry – whose popularity with the Arsenal faithful increased after his four-goal haul in Bayern Munich’s 7-2 thrashing of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.

Podolski may have missed, however, that that game took place in October, rather than September.

That was Gnabry’s 50th appearance for the Bundesliga giants, where he has now reached 18 goals – much to the surprise of Tony Pulis, his former manager in an unsuccessful loan spell at West Brom.


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