Lukas Podolski has, once more, expressed his disenchantment with the situation he’s in at Arsenal and said he’ll talk to Arsene Wenger in the coming days to discern his intentions towards him (as if they’re not already clear).
The German international is now well and truly fed up with life on the bench and at this stage of his career he says he wants to play more often.
“I am not 20 or 21 years old, I can not afford to wait for a chance,” he said. “I’m 29, and I want to play.
“What more can I do than what I’m already doing? I scored two goals in the Champions League and ended up on the bench right away.
“I do not know what else I have yet to prove. In the coming days I will speak with the club. I have to understand their intentions towards me. Arsene Wenger is not blind, he sees what I can give.”
Asked about interest from Inter Milan, he said, “There is nothing certain. First I have to figure out what he wants to do with me at Arsenal.”
Ultimately it seems that Wenger views Podolski is nothing more than an option from the bench, even when the team is struggling with injuries he’s had to spend most of his season there.
Unless further injuries hit the forward positions, the return of Theo Walcott is going to make any first team chances even more difficult.
Nevertheless, experience has shown Arseblog News that you can’t have too much depth and any departure would be best suited to the summer.