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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski says he is unhappy but not ready to quit

Lukas Podolski
Image: Lukas Podolski wants to battle for his Arsenal place.

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski says he is unhappy at failing to hold down a regular starting place in Arsene Wenger's side but insists he is not looking to quit the club.

The 29-year-old has rarely featured following the arrival of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez and reports claim the Germany international is frustrated at the lack of playing time and is considering leaving the Emirates.

But Podolski, who has played 118 for the World Cup winners, says he is prepared to battle it out, at least for the time being. "At the moment I am not thinking about changing the club. No question," he said. 

We’ll see what happens in winter. If nothing happens, I stay
Lukas Podolski is not ready to quit

"I cannot be happy with my current role in the team, That would be nonsense, if I say the opposite. We will see what happens. I want to play and I still have a lot of fun playing football. 

"I love the competition, going out there for 90 minutes, fighting your opponent, if you take this competition away from me I am not happy. 


"We’ll see what happens in winter. If nothing happens, I stay. It is not that I am completely unhappy. But if you can’t do what you want to do in your life, then it is difficult. 

"I don’t know the reasons for my situation, you gotta ask the coach (Wenger)". 

Speaking about the rumours of a move in the January transfer Podolski, who was linked with Juventus and Napoli in the summer, said: "You always have some rumours when you don’t play. 

"Currently there aren’t any changes, neither have there been any talks, we will see what happens in the winter.

"Of course my goal is to play and when I don’t get that chance I have to go seek a solution for myself and look for talks, that will happen in the next few weeks." 

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