Arsenal attacker Podolski has no problem with Wenger substitutions

Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski insists he has no problem with manager Arsene Wenger rarely leaving him on the pitch for the entire game.

Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski insists he has no problem with manager Arsene Wenger rarely leaving him on the pitch for the entire game.

He has completed 90 minutes only once — against Reading last month — but insists he has no issue with being taken off so frequently.

“Ask the boss why [it happens] — I don’t know,” said Podolski. “When you are a footballer, you will not always play 90 minutes.

“Sometimes you are not happy but this is not important for me. I do it well — I fight for Arsenal, for the club and team and this for me is important. [It is not a fitness issue], no.

“We have a lot of great players. The coaches don’t change the full-back or centre-back — 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.”

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