Olivier Giroud is believed to be seeking clarification with manager Arsene Wenger over his role at Arsenal next season.

  • Giroud is no longer first choice at the club
  • Arsenal’s interest in Lacazette could force him to leave
  • Lyon had an interest in Giroud

Giroud’s future at the club looks in doubt as Arsenal look to complete the signing of Alexandre Lacazette before the start of pre-season. According to reports, Giroud will seek to clarify his future with Arsene Wenger amid interest from West Ham and Lyon.

These are uncertain times for Giroud, who lost his starting place last season. With Arsenal actively chasing a striker, it seems he won’t be getting that starting place back without a fight.

Lyon are interested and there has been some speculation about Giroud being involved in the Lacazette deal. However, Lyon’s president Jean-Michael Aulas ruled out a move, saying that Giroud wanted to stay at Arsenal and that Lyon didn’t want to stockpile forwards.

Whatever the case, it seems there’s a domino effect waiting to happen here. Giroud’s future will surely depend on if Arsenal manage to sign Lacazette.

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