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Fenerbahce join Olivier Giroud chase

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.

Arsenal striker has been widely expected to leave Gunners last summer with Everton and West Ham still featuring as viable options for the Frenchman although the Toffees boss Sam Allardyce does not expect a move to materialise because of the player’s wife who he believes is not too keen on a move to Liverpool.

Fenerbahce would certainly hope that charms of Istanbul would be enough to persuade Giroud’s significant other to consider a move away from London however.

Turkish media outlet Fanatik reports of Fenerbahce’s strong interest in Olivier Giroud, who is currently nursing a hamstring injury he sustained during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

Giroud was initially ruled out for up to three weeks but his current unavailability did little to damage Fenerbahce’s interest.

Turkish giants are reportedly willing to replace wantaway forward and former Gunners captain Robin Van Persie with another Arsenal man who could be a great addition to already talent-packed frontline consisting of Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen.

Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman is eager to bring another striker during winter and could eve instruct Giroud’s countryman Mathieu Valbuena to help convince the striker to move.

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