Lukas Podolski has admitted that his loan move to Inter Milan was a mistake, and claims he is keen to return to Arsenal and fight for his place, according to The Guardian.
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The German international has struggled for first team football at the Emirates, and was understandably keen to look for a move away from the club. He seems to be reconsidering his options now though, insisting that he is comfortable at Arsenal and that the Premier League suits him best.
“I’ve always felt comfortable there. With the fans, with the team and also with the manager. I’m going back to play, I have to say my qualities suit Arsenal,” Podolski said, as quoted by The Guardian.
“Inter? Last season went how it went. English football is the one which best suits my style but I know how suddenly everything can change.
“I have characteristics to help different teams but it was a mistake to go to Inter with no redemption clauses.
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“In football there are times when everything doesn’t work out for the best. You’re not always playing as a starter and you just have to accept the decisions and work on your own game. That’s what I did but now I’m looking forward.”
It’s nice to see Podolski so keen to return to the club, and even more so that he is so happy at the Emirates. It’s hard to see him getting any more game time than he was previously however, and he is unlikely to want to retake his spot on the bench.
The World Cup winner is a fan favourite at Arsenal so it would be a shame to see him leave, but if he wants regular first team football then I feel that is his only option.