Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has insisted that he is happy to stay at the Emirates Stadium despite recent speculation linking him with a move to Juventus. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
"I want to say two things," he told Bild. "Firstly, I cannot help it that clubs are interested in me. And there are always people behind the scenes who want to float something in this business.
He added, "Secondly, any interest makes me proud because it is a recognition of my performance in London. It is unlikely [that I will leave] because, at the club and in the town, I feel really comfortable.
The Germany international arrived at the north London club from Koln last summer and has scored eight league goals this season but has recently struggled with an ankle injury.
Podolski says he takes any interest from other clubs as a compliment but insists that he is enjoying life in London and has no plans to make another move in the near future.
"As a player you have peace and quiet. I appreciate that very much. Therefore, I can honestly say: I am not preparing for any change," Podolski stated.
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