Unhappy Podolski wants Arsenal talks in January

The World Cup-winning forward is frustrated at not being given a Premier League or Champions League start so far this season and wants clarification on his future


Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will seek clarification on his future at the club this winter as he grows frustrated with his lack of playing time.

The 29-year-old has been unable to nail down a regular place in the team ever since his transfer from Koln in 2012 and his only start this season has come in the League Cup.

Podolski has played a total of only 74 minutes in the Premier League and Champions League during seven substitute appearances and is keen to find regular action somewhere else if needs be.

“Of course I’m not happy when I’m not playing,” he told the press. “I want to be playing and enjoying my football.

“We’ll have to see what happens this winter. I’m going to seek talks with my club then but there’s no pressure.”

The Germany international’s only goal so far this season came in a turnaround win in Belgium against Anderlecht, scoring less than 10 minutes after coming off the bench to seal a 2-1 victory.