In the Official Arsenal Magazine, Arsenal's first-team stars tell us about their daily routine. Read on to find out more about a day in the life of Lukas Podolski!

What time do you usually get up in the morning?
I have a young son and that means I wake up at seven or eight o’clock.

What’s your first drink of the day?
I like to drink black tea in the morning or maybe just some juice.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?
I have a simple breakfast of fruits and bread.

Do you read the newspaper?
No, not really!

Before heading to training, is there anything else that you generally do?

Sometimes I will go in the gym for a little bit before we start our session.

How long does it take you to drive to the training ground?

I take about 20 to 25 minutes.

And what car do you drive there?
My Mercedes.

Do you listen to music in the car?
Yes, I like to play music - and I play it very loud! It’s usually R’n’B or hip hop. Sometimes I play music from Cologne and sometimes music from Poland.

Do you always travel on your own?
I sometimes travel with Per.

Are you usually one of the first to training - or one of the last?
I prefer to arrive after the first person but before the last person!

What do you keep in your locker?
I keep pictures of my family and my son in my locker. Plus my shoes.

Do you have any special warm up routines on the training pitch?
No, I do this beforehand in the gym, and on the pitch the coach takes care of the warm-up.

What aspect of training do you enjoy the most?

I prefer when we play football whether it’s five v five or seven v seven. I like to practise my shooting at the end of training as well.

What do you tend to do when you get home?
My son will be waiting for me and he is really happy when his dad comes home so I spend time with him. I like to play football with him and I suppose we will see how good he is in 15 years! At the moment he wants to be a footballer from morning to night!

What time do you eat dinner?

I eat around seven to eight o’clock.

Tell us three things that you might do in the evening?
I like to watch TV, take a shower or a bath and play more with my son.

What time do you go to bed?

I get to bed between 10 and 11 o’clock.

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21 Aug 2012