Lukas Podolski has said that he is almost certain to be playing at Arsenal next season, thus dismissing any rumours that his move to Inter Milan is on a permanent basis. The German international has struggled for game time at Arsenal.
This led to the move to the Italian outfit, who signed him on a loan deal. Since his move, Podolski is yet to open his account in the league. He has already featured in eight matches since the move. Once a player towards the end of his career moves on a loan spell, it is assumed that he has gone for pastures new.
Podolski says that it is not the case since he will return to Arsenal once his loan spell comes to an end at the end of the campaign. He has rejected suggestions that he does not get along well with Arsene Wenger. Podolski was seen complaining a lot about Arsenal after his move to Inter. The German has clarified the situation by saying that he was not happy with Arsenal not providing any farewell words after the deal was announced. Apart from Inter, Podolski was also linked with a return to German football. Historically, the 29-year-old has struggled to perform at big clubs.
“As thing stand now, I will return to London in the summer. There will be talks in March or April because the season ends in May.I had a great time in London, even though the last half-year wasn’t satisfying from a sporting perspective. But it’s a fact that I never had problems there neither with the club, nor with Arsene Wenger, or even the fans. All I bemoaned was that once the move was sealed there were no farewell words from the club. I am proud to have ended Arsenal’s trophy drought with my goals in the FA Cup,” said Podolski.