Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has dropped a major hint that he could leave in the January transfer window unless he gets more playing time beforehand.
The 2014 World Cup winner has played just 25 minutes of Premier League action in Arsenal’s six games this season in two late substitute appearances. He has made only 13 minutes of UEFA Champions League action too but got a full 90-minute run out in the less-fancied League Cup.
Lukas Podolski has been quoted on Television as saying:
“I am a full blooded player, a street player and I love competition. If I don’t have this competition every weekend then a change must occur.
“We will have to see. But it is certainly something one has to think about.”
This comes after Podolski remained on the bench as Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
The 29-year old moved to the Emirates in 2012, leaving the club he supports, 1. FC Köln, following their relegation from the German Bundesliga that season.
He made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners last season but is struggling to get into the team this season following a few more big signings in midfield over the summer.
Arsène Wenger has selected Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sánchez and even Mesut Özil to play the left-wing role so far this season, all head of Podolski.