Lukas Podolski will need assurances from manager Arsene Wenger if he is to stay with Arsenal next season.

The Guardian says Podolski likes Arsenal, his team-mates and the new life he has made in London after his £11m arrival from Cologne last summer but his feelings about his position in the pecking order have become an issue.

Even Wenger said he could "of course" understand Podolski's frustration at not starting matches since the beginning of February.