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Arsenal players trained on Monday morning before they headed off to Turkey to face Besiktas in the Champions League qualifying round.
The Gunners know they must win against Slaven Bilic’s side and the Mirror has published a series of pictures of the players eagerly watched by Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman put the finishing touches to his match preparations.
It is claimed Galatasaray asked about both the Costa Rica international and Podolski, and that while the former was not for sale, the same could not be said for the German international.
That remains to be seen, but with a number of front-men now competing for a starting-spot at the club, Podolski may find regular football hard to come by.
We are not so sure given the players Wenger can already call on. But transfer windows past have led to plenty of shock moves so who knows what could happen between now and deadline-day?