Fresh reports have claimed Lukas Podolski looks almost certain to be seeking a departure from Arsenal in the January transfer window, following his latest comments.
The German is unhappy at the lack of playing time he has been handed by boss Arsene Wenger and is keen to try his luck elsewhere.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “I’ve spent the last four months making brief appearances.
“I’ve had to wrap myself up warm in my winter coat with my hat and scarf on to watch the others playing.
“I would rather show Arsenal what I am capable if, but this chance to show what I can do is not being given to me.
“I want to play football for many years to come so am I meant just to say everything is fine and sit my contract out?”