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Arsenal star Lukas Podolski wins award

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has won the 2014 Sport Bild award for his charity work.

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski may not be having much luck on the pitch at the moment, but he seems to be winning awards off it.

On Monday, the Germany international won the ‘Charity Award’ at the 2014 Sport Bild Award ceremony in Hamburg

Podolski did not attend the gala ceremony as he is in England committed to his Arsenal duties.

But Podolski could well be off to Germany before the end of the month. That’s because the former Bayern Munich star has been linked with a move away from Arsenal in recent days, with two Bundesliga clubs reportedly interested in him.

Having joined the Gunners from FC Koln in the summer of 2012, the 29-year-old has not been fully convincing at the Emirates Stadium and lost his place in manager Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up last season.

Podolski’s former club Koln have been credited with an interest in the German, while fellow Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg are also believed to be monitoring proceedings.

Italian clubs Juventus and Napoli, as well as Turkish giants Galatasaray, have all been linked with the 2014 World Cup winner, but as it stands, he is an Arsenal player and has a contract with the Premier League outfit until June 2016.

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