Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski has failed to score in nine appearances for Inter MilanGetty Images

Inter Milan loanee Lukas Podolski could yet return to Arsenal at the end of the season, according to the player's agent.

Podolski made just one start during the first half of the campaign and after criticising manager Arsene Wenger was sent on loan to Roberto Mancini's Inter for the remainder of the campaign.

However, during a wretched start to his career in Italy, Podolski has suffered the ignominy of being named one of Serie A's worst January signings, being voted the second-worst arrival during the mid-season window in a poll by Gazzetta dello Sport.

An insipid start to 2015 has thrown Podolski's future at Inter into doubt and the player's representative says the 29-year-old could return to Arsenal ahead of the new season or move to Turkey.

"Anything could happen," representative Ali Pektas told Fanatik. "Last summer he could have moved to Galatasaray, but it never materialised. Every summer Lukas and I go on holiday to Turkey.

"For the moment he's on loan at Inter, and when it ends at the end of the season he could return to Arsenal, where he still has a year on his contract.

"With regard to his future, all I can say is that anything could happen, even a transfer to Turkey. Why not? He appreciates [Turkish football] a lot, and he wants to keep playing at a high level."

After making 20 appearances in the Premier League last season for Arsenal, Podolski's status as a key component of Wenger's team has diminished this term after the 2014 summer signings of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck.

The German World Cup winner has made just a single start for the Gunners this season, against Galatasaray in the Champions League, with only cameo appearances coming in the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's recent return to full fitness have also overshadowed the loss of Podolski, however the ex-Bayern Munich forward may remain hopeful he has a career in north London.