PHOTO: Podolski looking miserable on the bench for Arsenal against West Ham

Lukas Podolski Pre FA Cup Press Conference

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski quite rightly looked fed up.

Lukas Podolski's face said it all about his opinion of his Arsenal season so far.

The striker was forced to watch on from the bench once again against West Ham, despite Olivier Giroud's suspension.

The German international has now completed a quite remarkable and unwanted feat, he has made it through the first half of the Premier League season without being selected for a single starting appearance.

All of his two starts have come in the Champions League or Capital One Cup, yet he has managed three goals in all competitions this season despite his lack of action.

Inter Milan are reported to be close to sealing a loan move for him, which would involved them paying a £1.5 million fee.

For a player of Podolski's talent, it's unfortunate to see his chances so limited, and moving on appears to be inevitable, reported by The Telegraph to have said:

"I am no longer 20 or 21 years old, so I cannot afford to sit around waiting for my chance. I am 29 years old and I want to play, play and play. I am not crazy, I don’t want to sit in the stands.

“Over the next few days I will speak to the club, as I need to understand their intentions towards me. Wenger is not blind, he can see what I can give. Inter? Nothing is to be taken for granted."

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