Lukas Podolski
Podolski is ready to open talks with Arsene Wenger over club futureGetty Images/Shaun Botterill

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has confirmed he will seek talks with Arsene Wenger in the coming weeks to determine whether or not he has a future at the club.

The German international has provided bright moments off the substitutes' bench in recent weeks but has still not started a Premier League game for the Gunners this season.

Podolski has already aired his frustration over his lack of opportunities at the Emirates this season but the 29-year-old has now taken the step of announcing his intention to sit down with his manager ahead of the January transfer window to discuss his options.

"You can't be satisfied when you are not playing. I don't get the chance to show my worth, but I give it my all in training," Podolski was quoted as saying by ESPN.

"If you can't play, then you can't say 'he's not playing well' or 'he has a crisis' if you are not given the chance. If you only come in for eight or 10 minutes, it is hard to get into the game.

"I will seek talks with the club in the winter, and let's see what happens. 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 in England."

The former Bayern Munich and Cologne forward however added that it would be Arsenal who will ultimately decide whether or not he will remain at the club. "If nothing happens, I'll stay. It is not like I am totally dissatisfied."

Podolski, who arrived in north London from Cologne in 2012, has been limited to just four appearances off the bench in the league this season, coming to a total of just 46 minutes, with a further three coming in the Champions League.

Podolski could see his chances in the first team diminish further with Theo Walcott likely to regain a starting role in the first team following the international break with Serge Gnabry also likely to be vying for a role following his return from injury.