Lukas Podolski on his Arsenal future, relationship with Gunners fans

The Inter Milan loanee has stated that he will return to London in the summer and has no problems with Arsene Wenger or the Emirates Stadium club.

Lukas Podolski has revealed that he will return to London at the end of the current season and has no problems re-joining Arsenal.

The Germany international found first-team opportunities few and far between at the Emirates Stadium during the first half of this campaign and has been loaned out to Serie A side Inter as a result.

However, despite being part of Roberto Mancini’s plans to get the famous Italian club back to its best domestically, the former Bayern Munich forward has confirmed that he will return to England at the end of the campaign.

“As thing stand now, I will return to London in the summer,” Podolski told Kicker.

“There will be talks in March or April because the season ends in May.”

The 29-year-old continued by stating that he enjoyed his time in England and is proud of his achievements with Arsenal.

“I had a great time in London, even though the last half-year wasn’t satisfying from a sporting perspective,”Podolski admitted.

“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.

“But in spite of that I had two-and-a-half nice years, from a sporting and from a personal perspective.

“I am proud to have ended Arsenal’s trophy drought with my goals in the FA Cup and to have won this trophy as a German in England.”

Podolski fell down Wenger’s pecking order following the summer arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck and as such will find a consistent place in the Gunners team hard to come by in the future.

Since moving to Inter Podolski has started four Serie A game but not showed his best form and is yet to score for Mancini’s men.

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