• Giroud staying at Arsenal, says agent

    Giroud staying at Arsenal, says agent

    The France international will not leave the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window, despite falling behind Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order.

    Oliver Giroud has no plans to leave Arsenal in January, according to the agent of the France striker.

    Alexis Sanchez’s form at central striker has restricted Giroud to just two starts this season – both in the Champions League – but he has scored five goals, including three from the bench in the Premier League.

    The returning Danny Welbeck and […]

  • Confirmed: Giroud to miss West Ham clash through injury, Wenger reveals

    Confirmed: Giroud to miss West Ham clash through injury, Wenger reveals

    Arsene Wenger has confirmed Olivier Giroud will miss Arsenal’s trip to West Ham this weekend.

    The Frenchman was expected to be in contention but a slight groin strain has ruled him out.

    Giroud didn’t feature in the midweek EFL Cup defeat to Southampton but Wenger is expecting him back for Tuesday’s Champions League clash away to FC Basel.

    ‘I thought Giroud would be available tomorrow,’ Wenger said ahead of the West Ham game. ‘But the last news I got he will not be […]

  • Arsenal told to pay £42 million for Italy striker Andrea Belotti

    Arsenal told to pay £42 million for Italy striker Andrea Belotti

    Arsenal have enquired about a deal for Andrea Belotti but Torino have told the Gunners that they need to pay €50 million (£42.6m).

    The 22-year-old has been in sublime form this season, scoring 13 goals in 15 appearances for club and country.

    And Tuttomercatoweb claim that the Italy international’s performances have attracted interest from ‘several’ Premier League clubs.

    The Gunners have reportedly asked Torino about the possibility of a transfer but the Serie A club’s president Urbano Cairo is demanding a huge asking […]

  • Olivier Giroud ‘very important’ to Arsenal despite bench role – Petr Cech

    Olivier Giroud ‘very important’ to Arsenal despite bench role – Petr Cech

    Petr Cech has hailed Olivier Giroud’s underrated contribution to Arsenal after the French forward’s late equaliser at Manchester United.

    With Alexis Sanchez chosen to lead the line for Arsene Wenger’s side, Giroud, 30, has been consigned to the bench this season, making all six Premier League appearances so far as a substitute.

    The France international has still managed to have a significant impact, however. He scored twice to help Arsenal overcome a stubborn Sunderland side in late October before coming off the […]

  • Olivier Giroud hangs out with Manchester United legend after Old Trafford heroics

    Olivier Giroud hangs out with Manchester United legend after Old Trafford heroics

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was pictured with Manchester United great David Beckham after his goal in the dying moments at Old Trafford this weekend.

    Giroud started on the bench against the Red Devils but scored the Gunners’ equalising goal after replacing Mohamed Elneny midway through the second-half.

    Arsene Wenger’s side were dominated by United for much of the game but the Frenchman’s powerful headed meant the match finished 1-1.

    And, following the result, Arsenal legend Robert Pires uploaded a photograph of himself alongside […]

  • Giroud rescues Arsenal again and shows why he should have started

    Giroud rescues Arsenal again and shows why he should have started

    The Frenchman was named among the substitutes, but came on to score a late equaliser at Old Trafford to extend the Gunners’ unbeaten run.

    “You’re not special anymore” was the chant being sung by Arsenal’s away contingent at Old Trafford shortly after Olivier Giroud headed in a late equaliser against Manchester United. While Mourinho’s fall from grace may be slightly overstated, this was a performance which had nothing special about it until Juan Mata turned up with his excellent second-half strike.

    Questions […]

  • Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: Olivier Giroud rescues point for Gunners after Juan Mata thought he’d won it

    Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: Olivier Giroud rescues point for Gunners after Juan Mata thought he’d won it

    Manchester United and Arsenal faced each other on Saturday with both knowing that a win would make a major statement to the rest of the Premier League.

    Man Utd started the first half well, putting pressure on the Gunners and forcing Petr Cech in to several impressive saves.

    Juan Mata’s left-footed drive was perhaps the best of the Red Devils’ chances, but the ‘keeper was a match for the well-struck shot, palming it wide.

    Nacho Monreal struggled throughout the first 45 minutes, with […]

  • Giroud vows to dethrone Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal XI

    Giroud vows to dethrone Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal XI

    The Gunners centre forward has stressed he will not throw in the towel after losing his place in Arsene Wenger’s line-up to the Chilean.

    Olivier Giroud has vowed to fight for his place at Arsenal after losing his starting berth to Alexis Sanchez.

    The France international has yet to start in the Premier League this season, missing a number of games due to a toe injury, while Arsene Wenger has preferred the former Barcelona forward up front on other occasions.

    Giroud sees no […]

  • Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud reveals hurt at Arsene Wenger snub

    Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud reveals hurt at Arsene Wenger snub

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he was hurt after being dropped by manager Arsene Wenger earlier this season.

    The France international has barely featured for the Gunners this season, despite previously being the consistent first choice up front for the last few years.

    Giroud recently announced himself with two goals on his return to the team against Sunderland, scoring with each of his first two touches of the ball after coming on as a substitute.

    Still, the 30-year-old found himself out of […]

  • Giroud admits: This is my worst start to an Arsenal season

    Giroud admits: This is my worst start to an Arsenal season

    The French striker has just three goals to his name in all competitions in 2016-17 and has seen Alexis Sanchez favoured in a central role by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

    Olivier Giroud concedes that he has endured his toughest start to a season at Arsenal, with the Frenchman currently on the fringes at the Emirates Stadium.

    Arsene Wenger has opted to do away with a target man as the focal point of his attack, with the sprightly figure of Alexis Sanchez favoured […]

  • Giroud is not second-choice at Arsenal – Wenger

    Giroud is not second-choice at Arsenal – Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed his support for Olivier Giroud and emphasised the striker is not considered a back-up option at Emirates Stadium.

    The France international made 26 Premier League starts in 2015-16, but has yet to feature from the off in the league this campaign, which has been hindered by a toe injury.

    In his absence, Alexis Sanchez has been moved into the central striking role and has flourished, netting eight goals in 14 matches across all competitions.

    Giroud came off the […]