These words however have been attributed to Ivan Gazidis:
"Robin sat down with us at the end of the season and we had a good discussion. What we agreed at that meeting was that we would keep all the discussions we had over the summer to ourselves and make announcements when it is the right time."
"My message to our fans is that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that Arsenal can challenge for trophies next year, That is what this summer is about and that is what we are focused on."
A sop to the media if you ask me, but despite my misgivings about the people running our club it's fair to assume that their intentions are good. We're going to have to wait and see how things pan out.
The signing of Podolski will no doubt have gone some way to convincing Robin that The Emirates is the place to play his football next season though.
The press are surprisingly quiet when it comes to linking him with all the usual suspects though - a refreshing change.
Euros here we come.