Lukas Podolski is set to hold crunch talks with Arsene Wenger regarding his future at Arsenal ahead of the January transfer window…
German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski could be on his way out of the Emirates in January, with the forward yet again voicing his concerns over a lack of first team football, reports Caught Offside.
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The 29-year-old has slowly seen his first team chances dwindling since joining Arsenal, and may look for regular action elsewhere.
Before he makes a decision he wants to hold talks with Arsene Wenger however, to find out exactly where he stands at the North London club.
“On a transfer, the matter needs to be resolved because it cannot go on,” he said.
“I am not 20 or 21 years old, I don’t want to wait for my chance. I am 29. I want to play, play, play!
“What more can I do than what I’m doing? I played in the first team in the Champions League, scored two goals. Then again I got benched. I do not know what more I need to show the coach.
“[Wenger] is not blind, he sees how much I give. He is also accountable for the results, I understand, but in the next few days I’m going to talk with him. I want to know what the club has intended for me.”
With a number of top quality players ahead of him in the pecking order, his situation is unlikely to change over night. His work-rate leaves a lot to be desired, and Wenger is clearly not seeing enough from him in training.