Arsenal ace keen to prove his worth

Lukas PodolskiGerman star Lukas Podolski is hoping his Arsenal career is not heading for a premature end after finding himself out of the team.

The German international hasn’t started a Premier League fixture in two months despite making a decent if unspectacular start to his Gunners career with eight goals and nine assists to his name in 26 outings.

Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray and Anzhi Makhachkala are both reportedly waiting in the wings to offer him an escape route from the Emirates Stadium if he finds himself surplus to requirements this summer.

Podolski’s main focus currently is on forcing his way back into Arsene Wenger’s plans although the former Bayern Munich and Cologne star concedes that he is a little worried that the Frenchman may have lost faith in him after shelling out £11m last summer.

A source close to the 27-year-old has told The Sun: “Lukas is very happy at Arsenal, he loves the fans and enjoys living in London but he is increasingly worried that Wenger may have a problem with him.

“He is frustrated at not playing for such a long time. He is an experienced player and he wants to play football.”

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