Benched Podoldki expresses his frustration

Berlin, Nov 25 (IANS) Arsenal’s German forward Lukas Podolski has said he was frustrated by being kept on the Gunners’ bench, heightening speculation that he may leave the club in January’s transfer window, reports Xinhua.

“I like London, I like the club, but I don’t like the situation. I’m not some clown who can sit out his contract in the stands,” said the striker Monday, who had been kept on the bench again for Arsenal’s 1-2 home defeat to Manchester United over the weekend.

Podolski, who has an Arsenal contract until 2016, has said he will seek talks with coach Arsene Wenger before the January transfer window opens.

The German has made just eight appearances for Arsenal this season, only one of which was over 90 minutes, but Wenger has said Podolski is not for sale.

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