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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.

Everton to step up attempts to sign Giroud 0

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is considering a move to Everton this summer and is believed to have been in contact with manager Ronald Koeman. The French international looked set to stay after committing his future, but he’s since been linked with a host of clubs and knows he’ll be second-choice to new signing Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud spent last season third in the pecking order to Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. He was an effective substitute, however, and turned in an impressive goal tally given the considerable lack of minutes. The 30-year-old scored 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts, scoring and creating 20 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, and has sides ready to bid £20m for his services as a result.

Lacazette undergoes medical with Arsenal ahead of club-record transfer 0

Posted on July 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly undergone a medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground today and will be joining the club official on Wednesday.

The French international is expected to set Arsenal back around £52m, a club record fee, and will challenge Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck for a starting place up front.

Everton join Olivier Giroud race 0

Posted on July 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is sending a clear message to the French forward Olivier Giroud with the imminent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.

The 30-year-old striker who struggled to break into the starting line-up towards the end of last season with Gunners is nearing the end of the road at the Emirates. Having seen his credentials being regularly put to the test, Giroud looks set to pack his bags and move elsewhere during the summer transfer window.

The experienced frontman will have no shortage of suitors and the list of potential new destinations for the Arsenal man is getting longer every day.

Will signing Lacazette mean the end of Giroud at Arsenal? 1

Posted on July 03, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Arsenal are in fact close to the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, as the French clubs president Jean-Michel Aulas has told French media outlet Le Progres : “Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer to Arsenal could be actioned within the next day or two.

“The figure reported by the English media of around €67m (including €12m in add-ons) is impossible and not realistic. Arsenal’s first offer was around €45m, the transfer will be concluded in the range of €45m to €50m.”

West Ham to bid £50m for Giroud and Walcott 1

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

West Ham United are preparing a £50m bid to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and winger Theo Walcott this summer, reports the Daily Star. The London outfit have been looking to bolster their options in the final third to try and get back into Europe after underperforming last season, but they may have been too ambitious to sign this duo.

Giroud signed a new deal with Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring an impressive 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts, and was described as “vital to the club” by manager Arsene Wenger. The 30-year-old no longer commands a starting place, but he still made 29 Premier League appearances regardless and is keen to fight for his spot.

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