Podolski reveals Wenger influence in Arsenal choice
Podolski says Wenger's multi-lingual talents played a key role in his decision to leave Cologne for the Gunners.
"Arsenal is a great club and Arsène Wenger has been a very successful coach both in Europe and around the world, and this definitely helped making the decision.
"He speaks several languages, and German in particular, which is very helpful. We have spoken to each other on the telephone a few times, which was very good and also made my decision even easier."