After Arsenal boss fails to say goodbye before Inter Milan move
- Lukas Podolski joined Inter Milan earlier this week on loan from Arsenal
- The German has struggled to make an impact in north London
- Podolski revealed manager Arsene Wenger did not say goodbye to him
- But he did thank the fans for his two and a half years with the club
Lukas Podolski has fired a parting shot at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, accusing him of not showing him respect.
The German joined Inter Milan on loan earlier this week after struggling to force his way into the Gunners first team.
And Podolski revealed that Wenger did not even say goodbye before he left for Italy.
Lukas Podolski (centre) trains with his new Inter Milan team-mates on Thursday
Podolski hit out at his former manager Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman did not say goodbye
Podolski made his debut for the Italian side in the 1-1 draw with Juventus this midweek
‘He said nothing to me. He did not call me or say goodbye,’ Podolski told The Sun.
‘I don’t need flowers or a kiss from him but it is about respect, about saying goodbye. For me respect is important.
‘I did everything for the club I possibly could have. I don’t believe I did anything wrong. I did not get drunk in a club.’
Podolski did however thank the Arsenal fans as he was unveiled at the Serie A club.
Podolski (second left) helped Arsenal beat Hull at Wembley in May to lift the FA Cup trophy
Podolski was disappointed with Wenger’s response to the news that he was leaving the north London club
Podolski praised new boss Roberto Mancini who took over for a second spell last November
‘I had a great time at Arsenal, I want to thank the fans and the club,’ he added. ‘I didn’t play much and Inter gave me the chance. I had a good chat with [Roberto] Mancini and he made it easy to come.
‘I’m at my best when I play in the middle as a No 10 or a striker but we will see what the manager wants.’
Wenger has since denied the accusations, claiming he did wish the German farewell.
‘I deny that completely, I had many conversations with him about going on loan. He needed my permission and I gave him my position.’
Source : Daily Mail