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Everton plotting move for Danny Welbeck 0

Posted on August 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a move for Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck before the transfer closes, according to the Daily Mirror. The Toffees interest in Welbeck broke a few weeks ago.

However, Koeman may now make an official move for the forward, as it seems the Merseysiders are not going to sign Welbeck’s Gunners teammate Oliver Giroud, who now looks likely to stay in north London.

Everton need a focal point for their attack

Oliver Giroud is Arsenal’s super sub 0

Posted on August 12, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal enthralling 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday night in the opening game of the campaign was notable for many things, Arsenal’s lack of defensive solidity, Granit Xhaka producing two assists and Arsenal winning the opening game of the campaign for just the second time in the last eight seasons.

However, for me, the most notable aspect of the game was the fact that French striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench and scored the 85th-minute winner. It was not the first time he has pulled off the trick in recent seasons.

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City: Giroud scores late as Gunners come from behind in seven-goal thriller 0

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score the winning goal late on as Arsenal came from behind against Leicester City to finally win an opening day fixture.

Arsenal took the lead inside of two minutes through Lacazette. The French international brilliantly headed a powerful first-time cross from Mohamed Elneny past Kasper Schmeichel, but the Gunners’ celebrations were shot-lived.

Shinji Okazaki levelled for Leicester within minutes after Petr Cech failed to claim a cross and found himself in no man’s land, allowing Okazaki to head home the cutback with the goal gaping.

Arsenal win the Community Shield on penalty kicks 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal won the Community Shield on Sunday against Chelsea courtesy of a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

The game started in a lively manner and it was Arsenal who saw the first real sight of goal. Winger Alex Iwobi ghosted past two Chelsea defenders, before seeing his centre across the fact the face of the goal hit Alexandre Lacazette and bounced clear.

A minute later and Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois produced a comfortable save from a Danny Welbeck header. The Blues goalkeeper was in action soon afterwards denying Iwobi at close-range after the Nigerian had received a clever through-ball from Mohamed Elneny.

Olivier Giroud to decide Arsenal future in next few days 1

Posted on August 02, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal’s French international striker Olivier Giroud will decide his future in the next couple of days. The 30-year-old’s Gunners future is in doubt by the club-record arrival of compatriot Alexandre Lacazette.

Media reports last month suggested that the striker may move on this summer in a bid for regular first-team football elsewhere. It would not be a surprise considering there is a World Cup next year. However, reports from France suggest he may stay and fight for his place in north London.

A battle with Lacazette for starting position

Everton receive boost in Giroud pursuit with Dortmund to keep Aubameyang 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund look to have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, after announcing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be leaving the club, reports the Express.

Dortmund had only considered a target in attack should the Gabon international have left for a proposed £70m deal but it never happened, meaning Arsenal have one less club to worry about the race for the French ace.

Giroud enjoyed a prolific season for Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring and creating 15 Premier League goals in 11 starts. He would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions for club and country last season but admitted uncertainty over his future as a result of his role at the club.

Olivier Giroud could be off to Dortmund 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, German giants Borussia Dortmund have entered into formal talks over signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer.

The 30-year-old had been strongly linked with a £20million move to the Gunners Premier League rivals Everton. However, it seems that Dortmund could be set to land the striker, as they are reportedly set to sell star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea for a fee in the region of £65million.

Despite the reported talks with BVB, Everton are still the favourites to sign the French striker at odds of 10/11. The Merseysiders will no doubt be monitoring the situation carefully, as they look for a like-for-like replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Borussia Dortmund join Olivier Giroud race 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has emerged as somewhat of a surprise transfer target for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Mirror report German giants want Arsenal frontman to replace wantaway striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is being heavily linked with a summer move away from Dortmund.

Liverpool have initially been linked with the prolific Gabon international, but Premier League champions Chelsea are thought to have joined the race as they look to make a statement after failing to bring Romelu Lukaku from Everton, who ended up going to Manchester United instead.

Giroud determined to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal 0

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Despite increasing speculation regarding his future at Arsenal and exit rumours heating up with Alexandre Lacazette signing, the French striker Olivier Giroud looks set for Arsenal stay.

A move away from the Emirates looked to be on the cards for the French forward after a disappointing end to the season when Olivier Giroud lost his place in the starting line-up at Arsenal.

The arrival of Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette was expected to be the last drop for the experienced striker who has emerged as a transfer target for several French outfits but also Everton.

Alexandre Lacazette could be a Golden Boot contender 0

Posted on July 10, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to admit that I have had my reservations about Arsenal signing French striker Alexandre Lacazette. However, having taken a closer look at his goalscoring statistics from his Lyon career it is hard to not get excited by his signing.

The Frenchman has scored 129 times and produced 43 assists in his 275 appearances for OL, which is definitely a decent record even if he has been playing in Ligue One.

At 26 years-old Lacazette should be entering the peak years of his football career. He has many years left to bang goals in for the Gunners. Strikers generally peak in their mid to late twenties and enjoy their best years in front of goal.



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