So, it seems like Lukas Podolski will be off.

That’s if the report that emerged after Arsenal’s game against Southampton is to believed.

Claiming that deal would be struck within 48 hours, that means we could see the loan deal finalised, agreed and announced by Saturday when the transfer window officially opens (yeah, I thought it opened on January 1st as well).

With Arsene Wenger saying that Inter Milan’s first offer was ‘farcical’ the Italians have come back with an improved offer that will see them also have an option to buy the German at the end of the loan for around £5m.

Missing out on the debacle at St. Mary’s with a ‘tight groin’ Wenger has already said that it is unlikely that Poldi will be involved against Hull in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Have we really seen the last of Mr. Hashtag in an Arsenal shirt?

It would certainly seem that way.