He has completed 90 minutes only once â against Reading last month â but insists he has no issue with being taken off so frequently.
âAsk the boss why [it happens] â I donât know,â said Podolski. âWhen you are a footballer, you will not always play 90 minutes.
âSometimes you are not happy but this is not important for me. I do it well â I fight for Arsenal, for the club and team and this for me is important. [It is not a fitness issue], no.
âWe have a lot of great players. The coaches donât change the full-back or centre-back â you change always the positions in the front who create something. You have great players and it is not a problem when I am substituted.â