Olivier Giroud Archives - Page 2 of 64 - My Arsenal Blog

My Arsenal Blog

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.

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.

↑ Top