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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski confessed that he felt in hindsight it was a mistake to join Inter during the transfer window last year and wants to go back to Emirates Stadium.
According to The Guardian, Podolski told a German newspaper that he regretted moving to the Serie A club on a loan with no redemption clause and hopes he can return to the starting lineup with Arsenal.
“I’ve always felt comfortable there (at Arsenal),” Polodski said. “With the fans, with the team and also with the manager. I’m going back to play, I have to say my qualities suit Arsenal.
“Inter? Last season went how it went. English football is the one which best suits my style but I know how suddenly everything can change.
“I have characteristics to help different teams but it was a mistake to go to Inter with no redemption clauses.
“In football there are times when everything doesn’t work out for the best. You’re not always playing as a starter and you just have to accept the decisions and work on your own game. That’s what I did but now I’m looking forward.”
The 30-year-old German was a start in Bundesliga for the better part of a decade, recording five seasons with 10 goals or more before joining the Gunners in 2012. Podolski showed immediate promise for Arsenal, scoring 19 goals in his first 53 league appearances, but made just 7 for the club in 2014-15 before being shipped off to Inter Milan. In 17 appearances for the Serie A club, Podolski scored just one goal – his lowest ever in a year with at least 10 appearances.