Lukas Podolski, a part of the German team that won the World Cup in Brazil this summer, is reportedly unhappy with life at Arsenal and may look to move away in the upcoming transfer window, according to Goal.com.
The German forward, who came to Arsenal in 2012, has netted 28 times for the Gunners, but has found himself out of favour of late. This season has seen him play just 27 minutes of Premier League football.
Podolski is reportedly unhappy with this turn of events, and may choose to leave during the January transfer window. He was the subject of several offers this summer, as both Juventus and Wolfsburg were keen to secure the German’s signature. But Poldi chose to stay at Arsenal, where he has a contract until 2016, after the injury to Olivier Giroud prompted the Gunners to reject all bids.
But with the purchase of Danny Welbeck, who is now Arsenal’s first choice striker, Podolski has found himself frozen out of the team. In his only starting appearance against Southampton in the League Cup, he played on the wing and failed to impress.
I am a full-blooded player, a street player and I love competition.
If I don’t have that competition every weekend then a change must occur.
We will have to see. It is certainly something one has to think about.
Podolski has endeared himself to Arsenal fans ever since his move, and is one of the most active players on social media. Having just recovered from an injury, there is still time for Podolski to prove his quality to Wenger and earn a starting berth. Whether that happens remains to be seen, however.
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