There have been some vague rumours that Alexis Sanchez, our new summer signing and undoubtedly the star of the show for the Gunners so far this season, is a bit unhappy, but apart from the fact that Arsenal have not got the results that his excellent contribution has deserved, I can’t see what reason the Chile international would have to want to leave the club so soon.

But the same cannot be said of our German international striker Lukas Podolski. The forward has headed off to meet up with his international team mates once more without many minutes on the pitch under his belt, knowing that this will probably mean that Joachim Low is reluctant to start him, and it looks like Podolski is reaching the end of his tether.

As a Metro report reveals, the striker told the German media that he cannot understand why Arsene Wenger continues to leave him on the bench. He declared himself thoroughly fed up with the situation and suggested that he is ready to call time on his Arsenal career, possibly as early as the start of next year.

He said, “Of course I am not happy with my situation right now.

“I can’t be satisfied with that. We’ll see what happens in January.

“It is hard when you can’t do what you love. I don’t know why that is, you’d have to ask my coach [Arsene Wenger] in England.

“If you can’t play then you can’t say he’s not playing well or he has a crisis if you’re not given the chance.

“If you only come in for 8 or 10 minutes it is hard to get into the game.”

The problem for Podolski has got worse as well, with Alexis Sanchez and Oxlade-Chamberlain playing well, Theo Walcott fit again and almost ready to start games and Olivier Giroud back in training. So it looks like the German will have to move on if he wants regular game time.

So, Arsene. Why don’t you play him?

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