The German may have left the Emirates for Galatasaray in Turkey, but he still took time out to pay his respects to Ernie Crouch following his passing.
Crouch was killed after a gust of wind blew him off the pavement near Finchley Central station and against a passing bus.
Since news of Crouch’s passing was announced, Twitter has been inundated with messages paying respect to the lifelong Gooner.
And despite permanently leaving Arsenal for Galatasaray over the summer, Podolski highlighted that the club and its fans remain in his thoughts with a tweet paying his respects to the veteran fan.
Sad to hear about the passing of a true fan this weekend. 90 years an Arsenal fan. Ernie Crouch, A loyal Gunner. RIP pic.twitter.com/9jZv1tSnhZ— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) December 7, 2015
The German was a cult figure among supporters of the north London club and left the Emirates with a solid record of 31 goals in 82 games.
While a loan spell with Inter Milan last season failed to work out, the 30-year-old has enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since moving to Turkey and has already scored nine goals in 21 games for Gala.
Few Arsenal fans would begrudge him every success in Turkey and beyond either.
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