Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski was present to enjoy & record Cologne’s promotion back to the Bundesliga [Instagram]

FC Köln are back in the German big time.

Monday night saw Cologne complete their promotion back to the Bundesliga after a 3-1 home win over Bochum.

One special guest at the Rhein Energie Stadion was Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski, who remains a massive Köln fan after starting his career at the club. In total Podolski has had two spells at Cologne, having played over a 170 times for the club scoring 79 goals.

After Cologne were promoted their fans rushed on the pitch for a celebratory pitch invasion, and Podolski shared the moment with his fans on Instagram with a picture and a video of the scenes.

Podolski added the messages “I’m so happy for my ex club…congrats FC for coming back to the 1st League!!! #effzeh #1liga #cologne #stadion #fans #poldi #aha” and “Outstanding in Germany. Cologne Nights ;) #koelschejung #aufstieg #fans #cologne #poldi #effzeh”.

See how Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski recorded FC Cologne’s promotion back to the Bundesliga below.