Hugely popular with his teammates and supporters alike, Podolski is a footballer who seems to actually care about his club.
Instead of heading home after training to load up the PlayStation or practice his golf swing, Podolski chose yesterday afternoon to go to watch and Arsenal under-21 game.
There he was joined by manager Arsene Wenger, who watched Alex Oxlade Chamberlain start and continue his journey back to match sharpness.
Arsenal's youngsters were defeated by Liverpool 4-2, but the youngsters who did play will no doubt reflect on the positive visit and attitude of German international Podolski to check out his future competition in action.
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