Well, it apparently looks like as if Lukas Podolski’s career at Arsenal is over. The German’s future came under intense speculation throughout the summer and over the past few months. The 29 year old has been frustrated over the lack of game-time at Arsenal and had said that he is unhappy at the club. The World Cup winner has also been vocal that his current situation needs to change and that he is ready for a move which will allow him to get regular first team football.
Podolski has started only once this season and has fallen way down the pecking order under Arsene Wenger. With Theo walcott and Olivier Giroud returning from their long term injuries, Podolski is now sure that he won’t in fact come under consideration for a starting eleven spot. We had also reported a couple of weeks ago that the left footed forward would consider his options in January.
According to yesterday night’s reports from the trusted and reliable TMW, Podolski now seems frustrated and is ready to pack his suitcase and head for the exit at the Emirates. The Italian outlet has cited FC Inter News and reports from Germany that Podolski is desperate for a move in the upcoming winter transfer window.
Where next for Podolski: There were reports in the summer that Italian sides Juventus and Napoli are interested in the player but any sort of deal failed to materialize. Inter would now be interested to acquire the player’s services but it looks like as if they want him on loan before taking a decision on him at the end of the season.
Return back home: The report has also mentioned that a return to his homeland is also likely. However former club FC Cologne is not interested and Bayern Munich is out of question. Wolfsburg are interested in the player while Turkish side Galatasaray are also keeping tabs on Podolski’s current situation.