Official: Arsenal forward Podolski joins Inter on loan

The World Cup winner has been vocal about his desire to either play more this season or leave and has secured a chance to try his hand in Serie A under Roberto Mancini

Arsenal have confirmed that Lukas Podolski has joined Inter on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Germany international has been vocal about his desire to either get more game time or move on this term and flew into Italy on Friday ahead of his temporary switch.

Despite becoming a World Cup winner in the summer, Podolski found matches hard to come by in London this term following the arrival of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez.

He scored three goals in his two starts and 11 substitute appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side in 2014-15.

“Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish Lukas the best for his time in Serie A,” said a statement on the club’s official website.

Inter coach Roberto Mancini revealed his excitement at the capture of Podolski on Monday, adding that he would like to partner the striker with Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri.

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