Gunners forward unhappy with lack of games.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has strongly hinted that he could still be keen to leave the club in the January transfer window if he continues to be left on the bench by Arsene Wenger, the Daily Mirror reports.
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The German international has been out of favour in the Gunners’ first-team so far this season, but came off the bench to score his first goal of the campaign in thrilling fashion as he found the back of the net from close range to seal a late comeback win away to Anderlecht yesterday evening.
Having trailed 1-0 for much of the second half, Arsenal scored twice in the last few minutes to come away with a surprise win, with Podolski’s winner showing the impact he can have for the team if given the chance.
Still, with so much competition for places in attack this season, the 29-year-old may still face a battle on his hands to feature more regularly, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain preferred out wide, and Danny Welbeck favoured upfront.
It is also thought that Theo Walcott’s imminent return from injury could push Podolski even further down the pecking order, and he has stated that he may have to consider moving on.
“I have a contract with Arsenal until 2016. I feel at home in London and get on with the fans very well,” he said.
“Nevertheless, I will try to speak with the coach and the club to see what is best for all parties. I want to play football and am not the type to sit on the bench until my contract expires.”