Olivier Giroud has apparently returned to Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury while away with the France national team.

As Daily Cannon previously reported, Giroud picked up a thigh problem while warming up for France’s friendly clash against Wales on Friday. However, the 31-year-old took some anti-inflammatories and went on to not only play but score Les Bleus’ second goal.

As a result of the injury, it was always likely that the striker would miss France’s match against Germany on Tuesday, which, according to the Daily Mail, is the case.

Giroud has allegedly returned to Arsenal to receive treatment and could even miss the North London Derby on 18 November.

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The striker is yet to make a start in the Premier League so far this season so it’s unlikely that he would have been given the nod for the game at the Emirates. However, he’s a useful option to have on the bench, scores in big games and has found the back of the net twice against our north London rivals.

Giroud hasn’t been injured for almost a year when he was out for just eight days with a thigh problem. Therefore, that, and the fact that he still played in an international friendly, hopefully means he won’t be out for too long. If at all.