Lukas Podolski has indicated he will return to Arsenal following the end of his loan spell at Inter Milan after claiming his "chapter" with the north London club is not yet over.

The Germany World Cup winner moved to Inter Milan on a six-month loan until the end of the season but did not agree to the deal potentially becoming permanent in the summer.

And Podolski, who did not start a single Arsenal Premier League game during the first half of the campaign, says he plans to return to the Emirates Stadium to reignite his Premier League career.

"I don't regret joining Inter," the 29-year-old said. "I was the one who did not want a clause [for Inter to buy him at the end of the season] because now I can evaluate everything in the summer freely and make a decision [about my future] then.

"My chapter with Arsenal is not closed. I still have a year left on my contract [there] and always got on really well with the guys and the fans.

"But because I was not allowed to play a lot in my last half year, I needed to try something else. When I retire at one point, I can say that I have played in three top leagues: the Bundesliga, the Premier League and Serie A."

Podolski has failed to score in nine appearances for Inter since moving to the club in January, leading to criticism from manager Roberto Mancini which was totally justified according to the Arsenal loanee.

"He was asked and it was an honest answer," Podolski told Sport Bild.

"I know that I have to do more. I work hard every day with the squad and the coaching staff to find my rhythm again and then I am certain that I will help the team with my experience."