Emirates Stadium bit-part player insists his bench warming role must ‘change’.
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has hinted at a possible Emirates Stadium exit following an extended absence from Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven plans.
The Independent quotes the German international suggesting that should he continue to struggle to retain a foothold in the Arsenal first team plans then he may have to consider a move away from the north London club.
The 29 year old World Cup winner made just 14 Premier League starts last term and the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck have further limited his role this season with Arsene Wenger handing Podolski just 25 minutes of English top tier action thus far, it’s a situation the former Koln man is seemingly not happy with.
“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.”
Arsenal paid £11m to sign Podolski back in July 2012 and despite being a fan favourite it’s fair to say that the adaptable attacker hasn’t exactly set the world alight.
Podolski has scored 28 goals in 73 appearances for the north London club, the last of which came in April.