Video: Podolski shows why Arsenal were right to let him leave with epic miss

Lukas Podolski Germany

The former Arsenal man was sold to Galatasaray last summer and though he has started well in Turkey he's already produced this miss of the season contender.

Lukas Podolski went some way to explaining just why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided to let the German move to Galatasaray over the summer after coming up with one of the misses of the season for his Turkish employers.

Sold for an initial fee of just £1.8 million, the Germany international has made an impressive start to life with his new club and has already scored four goals in seven Super Lig outings for Gala.

But fans of the Istanbul giants were treated to the good and bad sides of Podolski's game during their team's 2-0 away win over Basaksehir.

On the plus side, Podolski was among the goals again with a fine finish from a left wing cross that broke the deadlock on 77 minutes for the visitors.

But on the down side, in the first half, the German had been guilty of a truly epic miss from all of one yard out – and we are being generous.

Though it's bad enough that he failed to score, it's quite baffling that Podolski some how found a way to put the ball wide of the goal entirely.

At the very least the incident served to highlight just why Wenger was right to end the 30-year-old's time at Arsenal, despite his solid scoring record of 31 goals in 82 games.

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