Lukas Podolski has bid a fond farewell to the Arsenal fans ahead of his move to Inter Milan.
Germany international forward Podolski is set to join the Italian club, having landed in Milan last night.
The 2014 World Cup has been on the books of Arsenal since 2012 and is very popular with the fans, to whom he has sent a moving message.
I can't express in words my gratitude towards Arsenal fans for all they have done for me in my years in London! Please know my heart always holds a place for you. I've loved every minute playing for Arsenal & I hope I have left my mark on the club & fans alike. Hopefully we shall meet again! COYG #AFC #RedArmy #Fans #Poldi #Gunner
Podolski is expected to join Inter on an initial loan deal until the end of the season and then move to the 2010 Champions League winners on a permanent contract.