Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has demanded showdown talks with Arsene Wenger over his future at the club just days before the January transfer window opens.
The German international has yet to start a Premier League game this season, alerting the interest of Serie A outfit Inter Milan, but Gunners boss Wenger has declared his wish to keep the 29-year-old at the Emirates.
Olivier Giroud received a red card against QPR on Boxing Day and will be banned for three matches, so Podolski may well be needed over the New Year period, although the player himself can’t understand why he hasn’t been involved recently.
“I scored two goals in the CL, then I got benched again. I don’t know what more to do to show the coach”, Podolski told Polish news outlet Gwizdek24.
“I don’t want to wait for my chance. I’m 29. I want to play, play, play! What more can I do than what I am doing?”
“He [Wenger] is not blind, he sees that I’m not getting the minutes I’d like. He’s accountable for the results, I understand that.
“But in the next few days I’m going to talk [with him]. I want to know the club’s intentions for me.
[Inter Milan?] Nothing is a foregone conclusion. First I need to know what Arsenal’s opinion is.”
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