Arsenal’s Germany international star may be having relationship trouble, with tabloid reports in his home country indicating his marriage may be on the rocks.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is having marital difficulties and has separated from his wife Monika, according to German tabloid newspaper Bild.
The Germany international wedded Monika in 2011, having known her since the age of 17, but Bild claim a three year marriage is on the rocks.
Neighbours claim that the Podolskis did not spend Christmas at their family home in Cologne for the first time ever, which may be the source of the story.
Because the couple wanted to keep their five year-old son Louis in school in the German city, Monika Podolski has remained in Cologne while Arsenal star Lukas has travelled back and forth between London and his home country.
Monika Podolski still wears her wedding ring, and was pictured with it on her finger during Germany’s recent international friendly match against Chile.