Olivier Giroud has said that a lack of playing could force him to leave Arsenal this summer.

  • Giroud made just 11 Premier League starts last season
  • Despite having a good scoring record, he was mainly used from the bench
  • Giroud was recently linked with a move to Marseille

According to Reuters, Giroud is unhappy with his current level of playing and could leave the club if the situation doesn’t improve.

“I’ll talk to the coach,” he said said. “I had limited playing time but, at some point, there are things I will not be satisfied with — another year with such low playing time. It will be necessary to think with my family and advisers.”

“I still have three years with Arsenal, so my future is for now with Arsenal. I feel good, I want to win the championship of England. Afterwards, I do not know what my near future will be.”

Giroud started only 11 Premier League games last season and made 18 appearances from the bench. Despite regularly making an impact off the bench by scoring, Arsene Wenger preferred Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck up front.

The Frenchman was linked with a move to Marseille during the season. With Arsenal looking at a number of striking options, including fellow Frenchmen Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette, it seems Wenger won’t be able to offer Giroud the playing time he wants.

It’d be a shame to see Giroud leave, but at 30 years of age and with a World Cup coming up, it’d be totally understandable.