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Low: Podolski is a better player since Arsenal move

The national team boss feels the attacker was right to move to England, and has stressed that the 27-year-old is a key player for Germany.

Germany coach Joachim Low feels that Lukas Podolski's move to Arsenal has helped him grow as a player.

The 27-year-old joined the Premier League giant from Koln in the summer transfer window, and Low believes his decision to move abroad is already paying off.

"I always said it would be a good move for him. I think the progress he is making at Arsenal is very positive," Low said at a press conference. "He always has such a positive energy about him and is benefiting from his experiences with Arsenal.

"I can only say positive things about him, even when he does not play. I have always been able to count on him for many years. That makes him indispensable for us. Even if he did not always start games, I always rated him very highly."

Podolski has made 103 international appearances for Germany, scoring 44 goals in the process, and he will be looking to add to his tally on Friday when the Die Mannschaft take on Ireland.

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