English Premiership

Podolski drops new exit hint

2014-10-10 13:30
Lukas Podolski (Supplied)
Lukas Podolski (Supplied)
Cape Town - Unhappy Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is adamant he will not sit out his contract on the substitute's bench as a January exit appears to beckon.

The Germany international has been a peripheral figure for the Gunners again this season, despite Olivier Giroud being ruled out until December through injury.

Podolski recently revealed he would consider his future at the Emirates Stadium during the January transfer window if his situation persisted, with new signing Danny Welbeck currently ahead of him in the pecking order up front.

The 29-year-old helped Mannschaft claim a fourth World Cup crown in Brazil four months ago and remains a part of Joachim Low's plans, having been called up for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and the Republic or Ireland.

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff urged his compatriot to seek regular football elsewhere, telling reporters earlier this week: "I would advise him to seek talks with the coach, and to find a solution which fits both sides. I hope that, should he make a switch, his path will lead him to a club that will give him continuity."

And Podolski has dropped another hint at a potential departure from the north London club if he continues to play a bench role under their manager Arsene Wenger.

The former FC Koln star told Express: "I don't like it on the bench. I am not someone who sits out his contract."

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