Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski says his situation at the London club must change or he will leave the club in January, as the FIFA World Cup winner with Germany this summer is yet to start in the English Premier League this season for the Gunners, making just three substitute appearances so far.
Podolski was linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium during the summer, although a deal never materialised, but an injury to striker Olivier Giroud has made Arsenal to reassess the transfer activity.
The 29-year-old Germany international attracted interest from Italian giants Inter Milan, but they were told he was staying put, while manager Arsene Wenger brought in Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for £16 million on deadline day.
Enduring a difficult start to the new campaign with Arsenal, Podolski has expressed his unhappiness at his current situation and insists he will look to leave the club if his first-team opportunities do not improve, with the former Cologne man’s current contract at Arsenal lasting until the end of next season.
“I have assessed my position in the team, and it has to change now,” he said.
“Let’s see what happens in the winter. The fact is that I’m not happy with it, that’s clear.”