Next Match: at home to Bayern Munich, May 05
Lukas Podolski has not ruled out returning to play for Cologne in the future after agreeing a move to Arsenal this week. The Germany international will leave the club in the summer, but he hopes to return to find the club in a healthier position further on in his career. "This is not a decision anti-Cologne, but rather a decision pro-Arsenal," he said. "Cologne is and will always remain my club. Of course I can imagine coming back here. I hope that this does not now mean that, now Poldi has gone, everything will fall apart. I hope that, with the new president, the club can march on and build something in the coming years." Cologne must beat Bayern Munich Saturday to avoid automatic relegation to the second division.