After an impressive performance against Western Sydney Wanderers, it appears that Olivier Giroud won’t be leaving Arsenal without a fight.
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Contrary to most reports that claim Giroud wants to leave Arsenal this summer in search of regular first team football, the Daily Star has approached the saga from a different viewpoint, claiming that the striker’s performance against WSW proves that the 30-year-old won’t be leaving the Gunners without a fight.
Not only did Giroud score Arsenal’s opening goal during the 3-1 win, he continued to display his excellent movement and build-up play, which is something that new boy, Alexandre Lacazette, has often been praised for.
After the match, despite Arsene Wenger initially seeming unsure over Giroud’s future at the club, comments came out later in which the boss seemed very much convinced that the big guy is staying in north London this summer.
“There is a lot of speculation,” Wenger said. “I have many times said that I have a huge respect for Olivier Giroud for the man he is and the way he loves our club. Even with all the speculation he is focused and does his job. I always said [that I expect him to stay], I was always consistent with that.”
It seems that rather than just accepting his fate and trudging off to a mid-table team, Giroud wants to fight for his place in Arsenal’s first team, which is the type of attitude you want.
As the Star say, the Gunners would be foolish to let him go.