Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he's a fan of English football.

Schweinsteiger follows English football closely and is in regular e-mail contact with Lukas Podolski, his Germany and former Bayern team-mate, who joined Arsenal from Cologne last year.

"He really likes London and he is enjoying his football," Schweinsteiger told the Daily Mail. "He is in a better team and shows himself off in better terms. When he came to Munich, he didn't play too often and he had trouble with the coach at the time but everybody in the team liked him a lot. I wish we would have spent more time with Podolski. He's a very talented guy."