The German striker has had an indifferent first season at the Emirates Stadium, but it hasn’t stopped some top clubs, including Atletico Madrid, supposedly chasing his signature.
However, Podolski insists he is not yet ready to leave.
“Firstly, I cannot help it that clubs are interested in me. And there are always people behind the scenes who want to float something in this business,” the former Bayern Munich man says.
“Secondly, any interest makes me proud because it is a recognition of my performance in London. It is unlikely [that I will leave] because, at the club and in the town, I feel really comfortable.
“As a player you have peace and quiet. I appreciate that very much. Therefore, I can honestly say I am not preparing for any change.”