Lukas Podolski
Podolski could make his Inter debut against Juventus on Wednesday. Getty Images

Lukas Podolski has hinted he has no intention of returning to Arsenal following his loan spell after revealing his intention to replicate Inter Milan's greats at the San Siro.

The Gunners confirmed the Germany international had joined Roberto Mancini's side until the end of the season on Monday 5 January having failed to start a single Premier League game this season.

Neither Arsenal or Inter have confirmed whether the Serie A side have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer but Podolski, 29, is hoping for a long-term stay with the Nerazzurri, where he wants to emulate the feats of Brazil legend Ronaldo.

On his Facebook page, Podolski wrote: "Now it's official: I'm part of the glorious world famous club FC Inter.

"I'm grateful for the confidence the club has in me and will pay it back with strong performances.

"I want to give a special thanks to coach Roberto Mancini who made a big effort for me to come to Inter, he made it an easy decision for me & also sports director Piero Ausilio who made this transfer happen.

"I hope to rank among club legends like Ronaldo, Zanetti, Klinsmann, Brehme, Matthäus and many others one day.

"Yours, Poldi."

The Germany international could make his Inter debut on Tuesday 6 January against Juventus following reports Rodrigo Palacio is unavailable for the contest in Turin after pulling out of the squad with flu.

With just 18 months remaining on his contract at the Emirates, Podolski is unlikely to have much of a future in north London.

The former Bayern Munich and Cologne star started just two games in the first half of the season, a Capital One Cup third-round defeat to Southampton and a dead rubber against Galatasaray in the Champions League.