On-loan from Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has said that the way things look at the moment he is almost certain to return to Arsenal once his loan spell at Inter Milan comes to an end in the summer.

Podolski joined the Serie A side in January in order to get more playing time, and insists he never had any problems with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

When speaking to German football periodical Kicker the former Cologne player said: “As things stand now, I will return to London in the summer.”

“There will be talks in March or April because the season ends in May.

“I had a great time in London, even though the last half-year wasn’t satisfying from a sporting perspective.

“But it’s a fact that I never had problems there neither with the club, nor with Arsene Wenger, or even the fans. All I bemoaned was that once the move was sealed there were no farewell words from the club.”

“But in spite of that I had two-and-a-half nice years, from a sporting and from a personal perspective.

“I am proud to have ended Arsenal’s trophy drought with my goals in the FA Cup and to have won this trophy as a German in England.”