Lukas Podolski has admitted he’s been struggling with an ankle problem this season, but doesn’t think it will require surgery in the summer.
With no summer tournament, a good off-season of rest could cure the problem which has clearly inhibited the German international and derailed what was a bright start to his Arsenal career.
Speaking to Sky Sports in Germany, Podolski said, “I have small problems with the ankle, but I do not think post-season surgery is necessary. After the season I’ll decide together with the doctors and physiotherapists, what’s best for my health.”
However, with some recent speculation over his future at the club, the former Cologne man said he was content with his first campaign in England but wouldn’t be drawn on any rumours.
“I am happy in London. I think I played a good first season. Everything else, we’ll see. We still have two games if we win these, we are in the Champions League next year.”