Arsenal join scramble for Bayern Munich's want-away Podolski
Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer confirmed the Germany international is available because Podolski does not fit into the style of Jurgen Klinsmann's team.
Beckenbauer said: "Everything in life has its price. Two and a half years ago, we paid Cologne 10 million euros. Now, the fee is 15 million euros. You cannot keep a professional if he is unhappy, on the bench, and not playing.
"Poldi does not quite fit into our way of playing. He is a top-class striker when he has space in front of him as he has the pace to run clear.
Wenger may feel the mobile Podolski, 23, will fit his team's style if not Bayern's. Manchester City are also looking at him.