Keown: Lukas Podolski will be the most frustrated player of all-time

Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has commented on Arsene Wenger's use of Lukas Podolski so far this season.

Former great Martin Keown believes that Lukas Podolski will be the most frustrated Arsenal player of all-time after his lack of first-team appearances this season.

The German has played just nine times for the Gunners this campaign, with Arsene Wenger persistently picking his other options over him.

It is something which Keown disagrees with and he thinks Wenger should stop overlooking the 29-year-old. 

"Lukas Podolski must be the most frustrated Arsenal player of all time at the moment," Keown said in the Daily Mail. "He’s a World Cup winner but he’s barely played, even though he scored that vital late winner against Anderlecht, so he shouldn’t be overlooked either."

Podolski remains arguably the best finisher at Arsenal, but it seems that he could be heading towards the exit door.

Rumours over the summer linked him with a number of clubs back in his homeland but nothing materialised. 

His frustrations are understandable, though, and unless Wenger starts to utilise him more often than he has so far it is unlikely he will stay around for much longer at this stage of his career. 

The Frenchman's reluctance to utilise him is strange, given the start to the season the club have had.

Arsenal have won just four of their opening 12 Premier League matches and it is a surprise that Wenger hasn't tried every possible option available to him to get their season back on track.

Podolski will be hoping that his chance could come this weekend against West Bromwich Albion but, after the side's midweek success against Borussia Dortmund, he is likely to be consigned to the substitutes' bench yet again. 

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