Joachim Low tells Lukas Podolski to consider his Arsenal future

Lukas Podolski Germany

The Germany international has become ostracised in North London and as such has been deplored to seek assurances.

Joachim Low has told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that Lukas Podolski must carefully consider his Arsenal future.

The Germany international forward has fallen out of favour at the North London club and did not start a single Premier League fixture last season.

After being used as a constant substitute in the first half of the campaign, Podolski was farmed out on loan to Inter for the second part of the season.

However, the former Bayern Munich attacker struggled to find his best form at the Serie A side and has now returned to the Emirates Stadium ahead of next season.

With Euro 2016 in mind, Low has deplored Podolski to approach Arsene Wenger to get a clear idea of how much game time he can expect next season.

The Germany boss has admitted that if the experienced attacker was to spend another season largely on the sidelines he would not feature for the current world champions at next summer’s Euro 2016 championships in France.

“I told Lukas that he should talk to Arsene Wenger,” Low is quoted as saying by Welt am Sonntag.

“He should not let things come to him, but instead approach him (Wenger) to find out his plans.

“Is the coach planning with him? And if so, in which role? He has to think about what he wants. I want him to play at least 30 to 40 games.

“He has to play. Two years without any proper match practice would not be a good foundation to participate in Euro 2016.”

Podolski’s chance of playing regular for the North London club were inhibited last summer by the arrivals of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, with the German slipping down Wenger’s preferences as a result.

The likelihood is that the German may well be allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer in a bid to secure regular first-team football.

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