Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski’s future at the North London club has been thrown into doubt after the German international stormed out of the Gunners training ground on Wednesday after allegedly becoming frustrated with his role at the Emirates.
The 29 year-old striker has not travelled with the Gunners for their New Year’s Day fixture against Southampton, and with the January transfer window soon to open, he may have played his last game for Arsene Wenger’s side.
Podolski is believed to be upset that his first-team chances have been at a premium this season despite enjoying a hugely successful summer by lifting the World Cup with Germany.
Although he has an excellent rapport with Arsenal fans and has a deep affinity with the club, Podolski may wish to push through a January exit due to his lack of action, with Italian side Inter Milan – now managed by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini – understood to be closely monitoring his situation.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger himself hinted that there may be a problem with Podolski during his Tuesday press conference, talking about the need for players to “be professional as long as you are somewhere, to give your best to justify your wages and your love for the club.”
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