Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has admitted that moving to Inter Milan on loan for the second half of last season was a mistake and revealed that he is keen to return to Arsenal, as he believes that his style of football suits the Premier League.
The German international struggled to nail down a regular place in the Gunners starting XI during the first-half of the last campaign, as Arsene Wenger preferred summer arrivals Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in the wide positions to support Olivier Giroud.
Podolski made only two starts for the north London club last season, and that saw him move to Inter on a temporary basis during the January transfer window, but the 2014 World Cup winner struggled to make an impact in the Serie A and has now admitted that it was a mistake on his part to move to Italy.
"I've always felt comfortable there. With the fans, with the team and also with the manager. I'm going back to play, I have to say my qualities suit Arsenal," Podolski said, as quoted by the Guardian.
"Inter? Last season went how it went. English football is the one which best suits my style but I know how suddenly everything can change."
"I have characteristics to help different teams but it was a mistake to go to Inter with no redemption clauses," the German World Cup winner explained.
"In football there are times when everything doesn't work out for the best. You're not always playing as a starter and you just have to accept the decisions and work on your own game. That's what I did but now I'm looking forward."
However, the 30-year-old forward has made it clear that he is not willing to remain at Arsenal if he spends more time on the bench than on the pitch. Podolski has been linked with a summer move to Galatasaray, with the club's former scout suggesting that he is 99% likely to join the Turkish giants, as quoted on Turkish-football.com.