Lukas Podolski believes he has a future at Arsenal next season should he return to the club from his loan spell at Inter Milan.
A lack of game time during the opening months of the campaign led to a January switch to the San Siro, but the Germany international – who helped his nation to World Cup glory last year – has made little impact in the blue and black shirt.
As a result he looks unlikely to be kept on, which may well force him back to north London in a few months’ time.
However, despite his lack of playing time under Arsene Wenger, Podolski feels that he will get a chance at the Emirates Stadium in his favoured centre-forward position:
“I think I’ll have the opportunity of playing as a starter when I go back to Arsenal,” he is quoted by The Express.
“I still have one year in my contract, so we’ll see what happens. At Arsenal I lived two beautiful seasons, scoring many goals and producing many assists.
“This year things didn’t go as well and for this reason I decided to change teams, but now I feel ready.”
The 29-yearold has endured a tough spell at Inter, netting just one goal for Roberto Mancini’s struggling Serie A side in 11 games.