The German international recently joined Inter Milan on loan from the Gunners.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, who is currently enjoying a spell on loan at Serie A giants Inter Milan until the end of the season, has admitted that he “didn’t like” his time sat on the bench at the Emirates Stadium but refused to discuss his future beyond the end of his loan spell, report the Daily Star.
Podolski’s move to the San Siro was one of the first major moves of the January transfer window as Arsene Wenger opted to allow the former Cologne man link up with Roberto Mancini in Milan – and the German admitted that he was delighted to get the call from the former Manchester City manager due to his Arsenal frustrations:
“It’s not a problem for me, being on the bench, but at Arsenal it happened too often.”
“I scored two goals in the Champions League, then I was left out. I ddidn’tlike it. Fortunately the call came from Mancini.”
Podolski is yet to really put in the performances for Inter since he made the move at the start of the month, although it is very much early days for both him and fellow San Siro new boy Xherdan Shaqiri, who joined on loan from Bayern Munich at a similar time.
The comments that Podolski has made since leaving Arsenal make a return to the Emirates Stadium unlikely, but the player himself was coy about his long term future:
“Will I stay beyond my loan? It’s not something that concerns me, I just want to play. I don’t like making proclamations, for now I’m very happy.”