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.
â€śAsk the boss why [it happens] â€” I donâ€™t know,â€ť said Podolski. â€śWhen you are a footballer, you will not always play 90 minutes.
â€śSometimes 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.
â€śWe have a lot of great players. The coaches donâ€™t 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€ť