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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.

Olivier Giroud on Chelsea radar 0

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Milos Markovic

French forward Olivier Giroud has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Premier League champions Chelsea who continue their desperate search for reinforcements in their attack line.

Blues have been in lockdown with negotiations over AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko and, according to reports coming from Daily Mail, Antonio Conte is drawing up a contingency plan should the Bosnian forward reject a chance to move to Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old Olivier Giroud has been widely linked with a move away from Arsenal and will have his faith sealed once the Gunners wrap up a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Fenerbahce join Olivier Giroud chase 0

Posted on January 03, 2018 by Milos Markovic

French international striker Olivier Giroud has found his first-team opportunities at Arsenal limited this season.

The experienced forward has mostly been used in rotation this term, although Arsene Wenger did promise to give Giroud more time on the pitch after the 31-year-old scored a late equaliser against Southampton last month.

Giroud has amassed 15 Premier League appearances this term but he was mostly used as a substitute in English top tier, starting only one game thus far.

Olivier Giroud injury update 0

Posted on December 24, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has been ruled out until February with a hamstring problem that he suffered during his team’s 1-0 win over West Ham in their Carabao Cup quarter-final. This has surely scuppered any chance he had of manoeuvring a move to another club in January that would likely strengthen his World Cup hopes.

Arsenal were held to a 3-3 draw by Liverpool in a thrilling game on Friday as two of England’s top sides played out a superb advert for the Premier League. The home side trailed 2-0 in the match but managed to go ahead in superb style to lead 3-2, but they were forced to settle for a point in the end.

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 21, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium, in both teams last game before Christmas.

Arsenal will be hoping to leapfrog the visitors in the table, as the Gunners are one point behind the Merseysiders, who occupy fourth spot in the table.

The Gunners recent Premier League form has been erratic, as Arsene Wenger’s side have won just one of their last four league outings. However, that victory was last time out when the north London side defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal 7/2 to win the EFL Cup 0

Posted on December 20, 2017 by David Nugent

On Tuesday night, Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup with a comfortable 1-0 win over West Ham, courtesy of a Danny Welbeck goal. The game was a slight non-event, as there was very little to talk about from an injury to Olivier Giroud and a chance of officials.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also stuck to his rotation policy, which to be fair to the Frenchman has served him well this season. Weakened sides have helped the Gunners to qualify from their Europa League group, while also taking the north London side to the last four of the EFL Cup.

Arsenal through to the EFL Cup semi-finals 0

Posted on December 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night, with a Danny Welbeck goal enough to send the Gunners into the last four of the competition.

The opening period of the game was very lacklustre, as Arsenal passed the ball around, but to no avail. By the quarter of the hour mark, the Gunners had enjoyed 65 percent possession.

The first real threat on either goal did not come until 38 minutes. Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac cut in from the left and aimed for the far corner of the net, but the wing-back’s effort is well off target.

Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to a move in the January transfer window 0

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to a move away from the club in January in an attempt to boost his hopes of making it into France’s World Cup squad, but he will not force through a transfer.

Arsenal were able to at last return to winning ways in the league after a run of games in which they lost to Manchester United, before drawing with both Southampton and West Ham. This saw the Gunner fall out of the top four, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Burnley rising above them.

David Moyes admits interest in Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud 0

Posted on December 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

West Ham newly-appointed manager David Moyes is looking to further strengthen the Hammers squad during the January transfer window in order to boost his survival chances.

Having invested a good load of money on new signings during summer and despite boosting the squad by the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic, West Ham have endured a difficult start to new Premier League season.

The club hierarchy decided to part ways with Slaven Bilic and appoint former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager David Moyes, who managed to tighten up his side and make Hammers a more organized defensively.

Arsene Wenger has ‘big respect’ for Olivier Giroud 0

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has said that he has ‘big respect’ for Olivier Giroud,  calling him a ‘very important player’ despite the forward struggling massively for game time this season. Giroud came off the bench to score yet again on Sunday, but this is unlikely to see the striker elevated above summer-signing Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal were held to a hugely disappointing 1-1 draw by a stubborn Southampton side on Sunday, with the Gunners poor on the day. While they kept the ball for large periods of the game, they lacked an incisive edge, with their final ball very abysmal.



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