Inter’s Lukas Podolski unsure over potential Arsenal return

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The Germany international will spend the rest of the season in Milan and admits he does not know if he has a future in London.

Having not started a Premier League game this season for Arsenal, Lukas Podolski has embarked on a six-month loan with Serie A side Inter Milan.

The Germany international fell victim to competition for places in the Gunners’ attack following the summer arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck.

Podolski has admitted that he is unsure of what the future holds for him but that he will need to have a frank discussion with Arsenal at the end of the campaign.

"Not finding space at Arsenal, I had to change environments and I chose Inter: it is one of the top ten teams in the world,” the 29-year-old is quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I do not depend on anyone, either as a player or as a man. At the end of the season I will be back to talk with Arsenal and we'll see what to do."

Podolski has been embroiled in a war of words with Germany legend Lothar Matthaus recently and the Inter forward has admitted that he has the retired star’s national caps record in his sight.

"He has 150, I have 122. It would be nice to get over it, but that's not my goal. I want to get back in shape, then I will have a chance with the national team.”

Podolski has played twice in Serie A for his new club, starting Roberto Mancini’s men’s last game, a 3-1 victory over Genoa.

The German was joined at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza by Xherdan Shaqiri earlier this month, as the Milan-based club look to reinvigorate their attack.

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