Arsenal 2-goal striker Podolski tribute to Cologne fans

Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski was grateful to his former FC Cologne fans yesterday. Podolski struck twice against his old club.

Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski was grateful to his former FC Cologne fans yesterday.

Podolski struck twice against his old club.

He told Arsenal Player: "It was a great match and in my first game I scored two goals, so it was very good. It was a good test for us and I hope we can win against Sunderland next week.

"It was not so easy [to score against Cologne]. I played a lot of games for a lot of years in Cologne.

"They were my club when I was a young boy, so it is not easy to score two goals against your team.

"You see after the game that [the fans] still love me! I was very surprised about the Arsenal fans because there were a lot in the stadium. I heard them cry my name and I was very surprised!"

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