The Gunners will no doubt miss Podolski’s big game experience this evening…
Lukas Podolski has sent a message of support to his Arsenal teammates ahead of the Gunners opening Group F fixture away to Marseille.
Arsenal travel to France needing to pick up a positive result knowing they are still to face impressive Napoli and Borussia Dortmund sides.
The German striker is still injured after limping off the field in Arsenal’s final Champions League qualifying round victory over Turkish side Fenerbahce – but has wished them all the best before the trip to France.
Podolski started the season in blistering form, bagging a brace away to Fulham, and manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping he returns soon as Olivier Giroud is essentially the only established, healthy centre-forward at the club right now. An injury to him would be devastating to Arsenal’s title and Champions League hopes.