PHOTO: Podolski prepares for training with Alexis ahead of Besiktas tie

Lukas Podolski 3 Germany

Arsenal star focused on Champions League qualification.

Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski has brushed aside talk of a potential Arsenal exit, claiming he is fully focused on helping the club achieve Champions League qualification.

The German international posted a photo on his Instagram page alongside Alexis Sanchez ahead of a training session ahead of the second leg tie against Besiktas.

He posted the accompanying message alongside the photo:

"Me and the main man getting ready for the Training ! #AFC #Championsleague #AFCBES #Poldi #alexis #speed #power #aha #gunners #redarmy"

Podolski has not played a single minute for the club so far this season and was not even on the bench for the 2-2 draw with Everton at the weekend.

An injury to Olivier Giroud has increased the urgency for him to be included on Wednesday night. While the extent of the foot injury suffered is so far unclear, the Frenchman will certainly miss the Champions League tie.

With Podolski's eye for goal and tendency to strike at important moments, this could be the ideal time to re-introduce him and let him show why he deserves to stay. 

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