Forward not happy with role at Emirates Stadium.
Lukas Podolski has admitted he is unhappy with his bit-part role at Arsenal after being substituted yet again in the FA Cup semi-final.
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Gunners fans jeered the decision to withdraw the German for Olivier Giroud, while youngster Yaya Sanogo remained on the field, in yesterday’s nervy victory over Wigan Athletic at Wembley but the situation is not new for Podolski, who has not featured consistently since arriving from Cologne in summer 2012.
The forward, who has completed 90 minutes just twice this season, has admitted he is not happy with his current role at the club.
“I play and in the last games, I always come out and of course you cannot be happy when you always go out after 60, 70 minutes,” Podolski said.
“When you go out and you are happy, you are not a footballer so of course I am not happy always to be substituted. It’s the decision of the boss, he is the manager. He decides who comes in, who comes out, who are the first XI.
“It’s not always easy when you play for a big club but of course I am not happy to always come out and watch from outside. You cannot be happy with this situation.”