Olivier Giroud managed to pick up a thigh injury while playing for France during their 2-0 friendly win over Wales on Friday.

According to L’Equipe, Giroud was seen wearing an ice pack on his thigh after scoring France’s second goal against Wales on Friday evening. The striker was replaced by Alexandre Lacazette in the 73rd minute.

The 31-year-old apparently picked up the muscular problem during the warm up but still went ahead to make his 69th appearance for Les Bleus and net his 29th goal.

L’Equipe claim that the big guy will miss out on France’s second friendly clash of the international break against Germany on Tuesday, which would make sense. Although he’ll apparently face more tests on Saturday.

“It will be difficult (to play),” Giroud admitted.

“It’s a small muscular problem. I don’t know what it’s for, to make passes or rolled right. (Laughs) Seriously, I put a strap and I took one or two anti-inflammatory drugs, and that allowed me to play. Fortunately it’s because I don’t like forfeit it.

“I can’t tell you more on Tuesday for the moment.”

If the striker felt fit enough to play for his country, even if he did have to take a couple of anti-inflammatory pills before the game, it doesn’t sound too serious. Fingers crossed.

Since signing for Arsenal in 2012, Giroud’s spent 133 days in total on the sidelines and 84 of those were when he fractured his foot in 2014/15. In fact, the striker is known for consistently being fit and ready to step in. Therefore, although the France international is yet to make a Premier League start this season and has only found the back of the net three times overall, it’ll be a blow not to at least have him on the bench.

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