Podolski sees future at Arsenal

Lukas Podolski isn’t looking to leave Arsenal, with the Germany international rating his decision to move to the Premier League as one of the best of his career, Sky Sports has reported.

Podolski moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2012, leaving his homeland after spells with Koln and Bayern Munich. It had been suggested Podolski could be made available by Arsene Wenger this summer but the player doesn’t believe that’s the case and has no regrets over coming to England.

“As things stand today, I am an Arsenal player (and) it won’t change,” he told reporters. “Going to London was the right step. I had the chance to go to a big club and to play in the strongest league in the world.

“I am happy in the city, in the league, in the club. Those two years have been outstanding for me.”

Podolski did however rue an injury-hit campaign that saw him make only 27 appearances for the Gunners, and vowed to add more silverware to the FA Cup claimed against Hull City earlier in May.

“If my bad injury hadn’t stopped me for almost five months, it would have been a better season again,” he said. “Nevertheless, I am satisfied. In the end, I was a regular starter, scored eight goals and had four assists in the league. It’s nothing to sneeze at.

“I am not someone that reduces himself only to the titles he won. Lukas Podolski doesn’t change because he won a title but, of course, a title is something awesome – even more if it’s in a foreign country and in such an important competition. Especially from the aspect that Arsenal hadn’t won anything for nine years, this success was something special.”

In total Podolski has made 69 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 28 goals, having played more than 100 times for Bayern and almost 200 times for Koln. He also has 112 caps for Germany, scoring 46 goals.

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