Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff has backed Lukas Podolski's move to Arsenal. FC Cologne star Podolski is understood to have agreed personal terms with the Gunners.

"The heart of Podolski belongs to Cologne," Bierhoff told Express. "But he's now at an age, where he has to think about his future.

"For Podolski it [Arsenal] would be a good place [to play], because Arsene Wenger is an outstanding coach, who could bring Lukas to a next level."