Lukas Podolski has enhanced his cult hero status among Arsenal fans after confronting Robin van Persie during Galatasaray’s Turkish Cup final clash with Fenerbahce yesterday evening.
Galatasaray recorded a 1-0 win over their bitter rivals Fenerbahce. The Germany international Podolski scored the games only goal midway though the first half he headed home Jason Denayer’s flick-on.
However, a moment which caught Arsenal fan’s attention was when Podolski confronted Van Persie.
Former Gunners, Van Persie and Podolski, squared up to each other earlier in the Turkish Cup Final! pic.twitter.com/Tk9RveSqnJ
— Arsenal DIRECT (@Arsenal_DIRECT) May 26, 2016
Van Persie is a hate figure among Gunners fans after the Netherland’s international left the north London based club for Manchester United back in 2012.
Galatasaray will serve their one-year ban from European football next season which was imposed by UEFA for not complying with Financial Fair Play rules.
The Lion’s will be eligible to play in Europe once again in the 2017-18 campaign.
Galatasaray are unbeaten against Fenerbahce in their five cup finals.
Podolski has ten assists and 17 assists in 43 appearances for Galatasaray this season.