Lukas Podolski completed an incredible Arsenal fightback - and was then told he is going nowhere.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hailed supersub Podolski after his injury-time winner sealed victory in Group D following Kieran Gibbs’ 89th minute lifeline.

Podolski has claimed he may have to leave after being left frustrated at a lack of first team chances but Wenger says he is still an important part of his plans.

Wenger, who celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday, said: “We know Poldolski can always score. He is frustrated and I understand that of course.

“But he’s important as well and he showed that tonight and he will be important in the coming months. It took him a while to get back to a good physical level [after the World Cup] and now he’s nearly there.

“He was never close to leaving in the summer. He has 115 caps for Germany that is not a coincidence, that shows you the quality.