Lukas Podolski has admitted that signing for Inter Milan on loan from Arsenal last season was a "mistake".

The 30-year-old, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, scored just the once during a six-month spell at the San Siro.

The forward's long-term future remains uncertain, but the player himself has insisted that he is better suited to Arsenal.

"English football is the one which best suits my style, but I know how suddenly everything can change," Podolski told Bild. "I have characteristics to help different teams, but it was a mistake to go to Inter with no redemption clauses.

"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. I've always felt comfortable [at Arsenal]. 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 joined the Gunners in 2012...

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