It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has indicated that Lukas Podolski’s time at the club could very well be numbered.
The 29-year old German international has revealed that he is not happy with his current situation at the Emirates Stadium after featuring for just over 30 minutes of the new Premier League season.
Podolski, who has admitted he may look to leave in January, was bought by Wenger from FC Cologne in 2012 to be a centre forward for the Gunners.
But according to an excerpt from Wenger’s recently-released book – Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s Unbeaten 2003-2004 season – the French tactician admits that Podolski has not quite lived up to expectations.
“I bought Lukas Podolski to be a centre forward or a wide player but after a while I thought he is only a wide player, not a centre forward,” Wenger said.
“He can play behind the striker but not completely at the top. Sometimes you have to revise your judgment.”