Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has swept away rumours over his reported transfer to Juventus in the summer, stating he is comfortable at how things are going on with the Gunners.

Lukas Podolski

The forward, who was transferred to the Emirates from FC Koln in the summer, has made a commendable start to his Premier League campaign. The German has made 31 starts thus far this season, scoring 13 and assisting 11 goals in all competitions; a good return for a player in his first season at one of the toughest leagues in the world.

"Firstly, I cannot help it that clubs are interested in me. Secondly any interest makes me proud because it is a recognition of my performance. It is unlikely [I will leave] because, at the club and in the town, I feel really comfortable," he said in an interview with Bild.

The player is currently on international duty with Germany and has been in and out of the Arsenal squad, with a calf injury over the last few weeks. The Gunners are currently fifth in the League table, four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with a game in hand.

Terry Burton on Next-Gen Win

Arsenal's Reserves & Head Development coach Terry Burton has praised the U-19 side for their brilliant performance against CSKA Moscow at the Emirates on Monday. The young Gunners have progressed to the semi-finals and shall take on London rivals Chelsea in the next round on Friday.

"I am delighted for the players because I thought they put in an excellent performance, and also delighted for the Club and supporters who turned out on a very cold night. I am sure they will have enjoyed the game. It was about getting through this game, and getting into the semi-finals, which we have achieved. Now we have another game against a top-quality side in Chelsea, who surprisingly we haven't met at under-18 or under-21 level this year," Burton said.