Inter Milan striker Lukas Podolski has insisted that he is not ready to give up on his Arsenal career just yet and will fight for his place next season.
The German international is currently on loan with Inter Milan after agreeing a six-month loan deal back in January.
Podolski, who was unhappy with life in north London due to lack of game-time, left Arsenal for the San Siro in order to play more football but the loan spell to Italy hasn't been a complete success.
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Failed to impress
The 29-year-old has made 12 appearances for Roberto Mancini's side but has failed to hit the net since completing his move, but in a recent interview, he has insisted that it doesn't bother him that he's not scoring more frequently.
During the first half of the season at Arsenal, Podolski netted three times in 13 games, with two of them coming in the Champions League against Galatasaray during their 4-1 win in Turkey during the group stage.
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Fighting for Arsenal Career
When Podolski left Arsenal in the January transfer window, it was expected to be his final goodbye to the North London outfit. However, he has insisted that he will fight for his career there and believes he could still play some part in their team next season.
"When I go back (to Arsenal) I think I have the chance to play there," he told Sportsmail.
"I have one year left so well will see what happens. I feel very well at the club and with my teammates as well. I had a great two and a half years; I scored a lot of goals there and had a lot of assists.
"The first six months of the season were not easy, that’s why I changed clubs. But now I’m ready."
Podolski was quite the character and personality in the Arsenal dressing room, and his move to Inter was met with some saddened Gunners due to his attitude off the field.
Lack of Goals
However, his displays on the field haven't impressed fans as much, but he has insisted that he's happy to be getting more game-time, despite the lack of goals.
‘It’s not a problem for me. I’ve been in this business of playing football long enough,’ he said.
‘Of course I want to play every game but it’s the decision of the coach, he makes the decision and picks the first XI and when he thinks the players on the pitch are better than me or in better form than me then they have to play.
‘I’m here now to finish the season then I have two games with the national team, then we will see.’
Podolski will have a tough ask of breaking back into the Arsenal first-team due to the numerous options Arsene Wenger has at his disposal, especially with nearly every first-team player fully fit now.
The German will have to compete with the likes of; Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud.