Some Cologne supporters made the trip to cheer on Podolski and the Gunners.
For many of Arsenal’s players the Champions League match with Bayern Munich on Tuesday was a chance to return to their home nation of Germany.
Four of the stars that appeared at the Allianz Arena – Serge Gnabry, Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski – are originally from the country.
For Podolski it was particularly special as fans from the forward’s boyhood club Cologne came out in force to support the forward and the Gunners in Munich.
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