Lukas Podolski: Arsenal forward open to Gunners stay

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski has scored 19 Premier League goals for Arsenal since joining in 2012

Lukas Podolski believes he still has a future at Arsenal after a disappointing loan spell at Inter Milan.

The Germany forward has fallen out of favour at Emirates Stadium and spent the second half of the season at the Serie A club, scoring one goal in 17 games.

Podolski, 30, has one year left on his Gunners deal and says he would be happy to stay at the London club next season.

"They are a great club and I think I can help them," he said.

"Things can always change, but if needs be I will remain at Arsenal next season."

Podolski joined Arsenal from Bundesliga side Cologne in 2012 and scored 11 Premier League goals in his first season in England.

However, he failed to find the net in seven league matches in 2014-15, before moving to Inter in January.

"You can take experience from everywhere you play abroad, even if it was not my best year from a sporting perspective," added Podolski.

"But I still have many years ahead of me and a burning desire to play football."

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