Lukas Podolski has commented on his future at Arsenal amid speculation that he is set for a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer, Mirror Online reports.
The German international struggled for first team opportunities during the first half of last season for the Gunners and finished the campaign on loan at Serie A outfit Inter Milan.
His time in Italy was less than successful as he found the back of the net just once in 18 league games and his future is up in the air after Inter passed on the chance to sign him permanently.
Podolski is likely to find himself behind the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott in the pecking order at the Emirates next season, meaning he could be surplus to requirement this summer.
With reports in Telegraph Sport and Express Sport in the past month suggesting that manager Arsene Wenger is looking to sign a new forward in the summer, Podolski could find himself frozen out once again should he stay.
He has been linked with a move to Turkish champions Galatasaray [via Mail Sport], who he scored a brace against in the Champions League last December, and Premier League outfit Everton [via Metro Sport] over the weekend.
However, the 30-year-old insists no decision has been made on his future but says he wants to be guaranteed regular football next season:
“I can’t make any claims. I am under contract at Arsenal,” he told German media publication Kicker.
“I have not talked to Arsenal yet, but if I return I want to play. I won’t sit on the bench or in the stands,” Podolski added.