Hitzlsperger backing Podolski for Arsenal success

Former Aston Villa star Thomas Hitzlsperger is backing Lukas Podolski for success with Arsenal. Podolski is moving to Arsenal from FC Cologne.

Former Aston Villa star Thomas Hitzlsperger is backing Lukas Podolski for success with Arsenal.

Podolski is moving to Arsenal from FC Cologne.

“He’s a good lad and a very good football player,” Hitzlsperger told talkSPORT. “Looking at the Euros it wasn’t his tournament to be honest but I think he needs a change.

“He needs to get away from Germany, play a different style of football and play in a team that is very good where they don’t just focus on him.

“At Cologne he was the main man and he couldn’t always fulfill his potential but he is a very good player and I wish him good luck.”

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