Exiled Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has admitted that he is prepared to leave the Emirates permanently, but only if the right offer comes in.
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According to the Daily Express, the 30-year-old is seriously considering his future, and admits that it would be difficult to turn down a good offer.
“If I find the right club, the right coach, the right environment, I will evaluate it,” he said.
“The next transfer could be my last, so I have to take a well-thought step,” he added.
The Germany international has found breaking into the Arsenal side challenging in recent times. Despite spending much of his career as a forward, Arsene Wenger’s preference for Olivier Giroud had seen the former Bayern Munich man demoted to the wing.
However, those opportunities became increasingly sparse following the signing of Alexis Sanchez to play alongside the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, and Jack Wilshere at the start of this season. He only managed a handful of Premier League appearances, and his only goals came in the Champions League.
That frustration led to a January loan move to Serie A as part of Roberto Mancini’s plans to rebuild a struggling Inter Milan side. But, things never quite clicked for Podolski and he only found the back of the net once in 17 appearances.
And while it is unlikely that he can expect much first-team action with the Gunners should he stick around next year, it must be worth keeping a player of his quality as he still possesses a lot more quality than most of the backup options in the Premier League.