The German hasn’t closed the door on seeing out his contract at the Emirates.
Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski has hinted that he is open to a return to the Emirates when his loan-spell with Inter Milan expires at the end of the season, saying “My chapter with Arsenal is not closed”.
The World Cup winner has a year remaining on his Gunners contract, and insists that Internazionale have no clause to make the deal permanent as he refused to have one included in the deal, which could see the German try his luck again under Arsene Wenger next season.
The 29-year-old revealed, “I don’t regret joining Inter,” as quoted by The Guardian. “I was the one who did not want a clause [for Inter to buy him at the end of the season] because now I can evaluate everything in the summer freely and make a decision [about my future] then.
He continued: “My chapter with Arsenal is not closed. I still have a year left on my contract [there] and always got on really well with the guys and the fans.”
Podolski has had no better luck in Italy than in England, with the forward enduring a torrid time since his arrival in January – even being voted as the second biggest flop in Serie A after AC Milan winger Alessio Cerci.
In seven domestic appearances for the Italian giants, the 29-year-old is still yet to find the back of the net.