Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski REUTERS

Arsenal striker target Lukas Podolski is keeping quiet as rumours continue to suggest that the German star is headed for the Emirates in June, as Cologne continue to struggle in the Bundesliga.

Podolski has made clear his intentions to leave the German outfit at the end of the season, and after Cologne drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim, the side are now just one game above the relegation zone.

But the 26 year old still insists he will continue to work hard for Cologne, as the side fight hard to stay in the top tier.

"There are still ten games. I'll give everything to the end," he told German paper Welt.

When asked about his recent links to Arsenal, the star replied an emphatic: "Next question please."

Podolski's teammates have also claimed that he won't tell them anything regarding his future, with goalkeeper Michael Rensing adding: "I asked him if winning was the deciding factor for him to stay.

"He has said nothing about it."

Last week rumours went into overdrive that Arsenal have already come to an agreement with Podolski for a summer move.

The striker situation for the Gunners is far from clear at the moment, with Marouane Chamakh often claiming he wants more playing time, and Robin van Persie entering into the last year of his contract this summer.

At 26, Podolski has already scored 16 goals in 19 appearances for Cologne. The hitman will be in high demand with clubs around Europe, though if the reports coming out of Germany are true and Arsenal already have an deal in place, Arsene Wenger may have stolen he march on his rivals already.