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Lukas Podolski's first Galatasaray interview after Arsenal switch


New Galatasaray striker Lukas Podolski was full of praise for the Turkish club after joining from Arsenal.

The Germany international has signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth for an estimated fee of £10m.

He leaves the Emirates after struggling to secure a regular place in Arsene Wenger's squad.

He spent the last five months of last season at Internazionale, scoring only one goal for the Nerazzurri.

"First of all I would like to thank everyone," Podolski told reporters.

"My parents supported me to go to Galatasaray and I am very happy for it to be agreed.

"I came to a winning team that will compete in the Champions League if we qualify.

"Galatasaray fans gave support in the years to me last year and I feel a large share of warmth today while I'm signing."

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