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Wenger claims Olivier Giroud wanted to stay at Arsenal 0

Posted on March 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, France international forward Olivier Giroud wanted to stay at Arsenal, but had to move to Chelsea in January in search of first team football.

Wenger told Arsenal Magazine: “Olivier is an Arsenal man as well.

“He left for similar reasons to Theo Walcott, by being sad to leave but also objective enough to analyse his situation. His professional career demanded that he moved, but his heart wanted him to stay.

“Both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are similar cases on that front.

Will Giroud departure prove to be Arsene Wenger’s biggest mistake? 0

Posted on March 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Olivier Giroud is no longer an Arsenal player, and that’s been the case for a few months now. While most supporters had time to come to terms with that disastrous revelation, a lot of us are still hoping this is some kind of sick nightmare which we’re going to wake up from imminently.

As it stands, however, the Frenchman is still a member of Chelsea Football Club, and our hearts are still broken. Now while that sentence alone is likely enough to make you either vomit or want to dig your head in the sand, bear with us as we explain our reasons behind missing Olivier so much.

Olivier Giroud talks about the difference between Arsenal and Chelsea 2

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Olivier Giroud has revealed the difference between Arsenal and Chelsea after the striker secured a January switch to the latter in an attempt to strengthen his hopes of making it into France’s World Cup squad.

Arsenal fell to a hugely damaging 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham on Saturday as their top four hopes took a major blow.

Harry Kane was once again the difference for Spurs as he netted the only goal of the game, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette failing to get on the scoresheet.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal owe Olivier Giroud a lot for his “exceptional dedication and commitment” 0

Posted on February 02, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has praised Olivier Giroud and said that the club owe the French striker a lot for his “exceptional dedication and commitment” to the club. The manager said this after the forward sealed his switch to play for Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Arsenal were able to oversee a very positive winter transfer window as they brought in a number of very talented players. Henrikh Mkhitaryan switched Manchester United for Arsenal, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was bought from Borussia Dortmund. Wenger will be hoping that Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang will be able to rekindle the deadly partnership they had when they both played for Dortmund.

Arsene Wenger explains why Olivier Giroud wanted to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on February 02, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has explained why Olivier Giroud decided to swap Arsenal for Premier League rivals Chelsea in the winter transfer window after the forward made the switch for around £18 million.

Arsenal will be hopeful of fielding their new deadly attack force at the weekend after a largely successful winter window. Alexis Sanchez finally departed the club as he joined Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. His departure saw the London side make a number of high profile signings that will only strengthen their attack.

The January transfer window has been a success for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 01, 2018 by David Nugent

The January transfer window has closed and all Arsenal’s deals are done. For me, the January transfer window has been a success for the Gunners. Too many players at the club were complacent, unhappy or just good enough.

Instead of those aforementioned players, Arsenal have brought in two players that under the right conditions could be key players for the club.

Walcott, Sanchez and Giroud sold

The fact that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has decided to allow Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud leave the club in January shows that the veteran Frenchman is determined to overhaul the team.

Borussia Dortmund eyeing up Giroud as a possible replacement for Aubameyang 0

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly eyeing up Olivier Giroud as a possible replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the forward edges closer to a switch to Arsenal in the current transfer window.

Arsenal said goodbye to their best player last week as Alexis Sanchez sealed a move to Manchester United. The Chilean had been widely tipped to leave the club, but it seemed as though he would join Pep Guardiola and Manchester City instead. However, the forward has joined up with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United instead.

Swansea City v Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on January 29, 2018 by David Nugent

On Tuesday night, Arsenal visit relegation-threatened Swansea City, in a game that could prove crucial at both ends of the table.

Swansea are currently bottom of the Premier League after nightmare campaign. The Welsh side have won just five of their 24 top-flight games this season. However, the Swans form has taken a turn for the better in recent weeks, as the Swans are now just three points from safety.

Carlos Carvalhal’s team are now unbeaten in five games in all competitions. Last time out, the Welsh side drew 1-1 at Notts County in the FA Cup fourth round. However, it was the Swans 1-0 win against Liverpool in their last league game that was most eye-catching.

Olivier Giroud leaving Arsenal depends on other transfers 0

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has claimed that Olivier Giroud’s Arsenal exit depends on other transfer, with the club reportedly happy to let the French forward leave if they can sign a suitable replacement in January.

Arsenal finally saw Alexis Sanchez leave the club this week after a long and toilsome transfer saga. The Chilean had been linked with a move to Manchester City to rejoin his former manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola. However, that move did not ever materialise, and he has since joined Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United instead.

The deal saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan make the move to Arsenal as the Armenian had struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford.

Olivier Giroud may need to leave Arsenal to save his career 0

Posted on January 26, 2018 by David Nugent

As my one of my colleagues wrote earlier today, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is a reported transfer target of Chelsea, if the Blues fail to sign Roma’s Edin Dzeko.

The 31-year-old had previously been linked with a move to Dortmund as part of a deal for BVB striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. However, according to Sky Sports, the French forward will not be moving to the German giants this month.

Struggle for playing time

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that nobody will leave if nobody comes in. The French veteran also admitted that he wanted Giroud to stay at the club. However, you get the feeling that if the Gunners struck a deal for Aubameyang, then Giroud would be surplus to requirements.



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