Since his arrival from Koln in the summer, the forward has generally been deployed on the left wing, with fellow attacker Theo Walcott currently stalling over a new contract after voicing a similar request.
Walcott bagged a hat-trick in the 7-5 Capital One Cup win over Reading from a central position and Podolski is hoping for some opportunities in that role himself sooner rather than later.
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Speaking to reporters after the 2-2 draw with Schalke on Tuesday, the German admitted: "I'd rather play as a central attacker.
"On the left I have to do a lot of defensive work, constantly running up and down. I am not a classical winger."
The former Bayern Munich man is happy with how he has adapted to life in England but is expecting to make a bigger impact before long.
"Arsenal was a change, a different country and a new club," he continued.
"I am getting along well, for sure, but I demand more of myself – I want to play even better."