Always one to give the people what they want, Lukas Podolski has opened a kebab shop in Cologne.

After spending two years at Galatasaray, Poldi felt inspired to open a kebab shop, called Mangal Doner, in Cologne.

The grand opening on Saturday saw fans start queuing five hours in advance and 1000 people turn up.

The 32-year-old will apparently run the shop with two co-owners.

In Cologne, Poldi’s a hero. He was brought through the ranks at FC Cologne and returned to them in 2009 after a stint at Bayern Munich. He was also capped 130 times for Germany and scored 49 goals for his country. Therefore, the crowds that came to show support for his latest business venture aren’t really surprising.

Last year, the ex-Germany international opened an ice cream parlour.

The forward is currently in Cologne receiving treatment for a thigh injury. He signed for J-League side Vissel Kobe last year. Poldi has scored five goals in 18 appearances so far for his new club.

During his time at Arsenal, Poldi quickly became a fan favourite. During the two years he spent playing for the Gunners before he was sent out on loan to Inter, he made 82 appearances across all competitions, scoring 31 goals and assisting 17.