The Arsenal striker was pictured last week riding the 268 bus in north London on the way to Pizza Express.
He said: “It was a story because newspapers are crazy, not only in Germany. It is not a problem to ride the bus or a taxi and to leave your car at home. I like to travel with the bus and it is easier because in London it is difficult to park.
“I’m not getting around London on the bus, only in the part of the city where I live. I wanted to take the bus and leave the car at home.”