Arsenal star drops massive January exit hint

Lukas Podolski has hinted that he will look to leave Arsenal in January if his first-team situation does not change.

The German World Cup winner has only made one start this season – in the Capital One Cup loss to Southampton – with the rest of his outings having come from the bench.

Podolski was an unused substitute last night in the Champions League clash with Galatasaray, and he has now suggested that he may well look to leave the Emirates Stadium in the winter unless things change:

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“I am a full blooded player, a street player and I love competition. If I don’t have this competition every weekend then a change must occur,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“We will have to see. But it is certainly something one has to think about.”

Podolski was linked with a move back to his homeland over the summer, with a return to his hometown club 1. FC Koln his desired switch.

The versatile striker joined Arsenal from his boyhood side in 2012 and has been a first-team regular over the course of the past couple of seasons.

Prior to that he had played for Bayern Munich, who he also joined from Cologne before returning after a difficult spell.

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