Fans react to Arsenal's Lukas Podolski's international display for Germany

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski got 45 minutes as Germany were held by Ireland.

He's barely got on the pitch for Arsenal this season, but Lukas Podolski found himself called upon by Germany for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland.

The absences of Mesut Ozil and Andre Schurrle opened up the way for the Arsenal forward to play the entire second half after being brought on for defender Matthias Ginter.

Podolski could not help Germany achieve any more than a point, with a late John O'Shea goal holding the World Cup winners to a 1-1 draw.

He managed 24 touches of the ball in total, with two shots at goal, one of which was on target.

Completing 65 per cent of his passes, defensively he managed to block a goal bound Irish effort, although contributed little else, apart from being embroiled in a row over diving.

With a total of 37 Premier League minutes played this season, getting 45 for his country is certainly of use to the 29-year-old, who has recently admitted he will consider his future in January if his playing opportunities do not improve.

Amazingly, it was his 120th cap for Germany, taking him only 10 behind Lothar Mathaus.

Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to his display, and even simply his selection:

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