Giroud Expresses Hope Over His Arsenal Future

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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-14)

Abiodun Jimoh

Despite his lack of playing time, Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud, has insisted that he has no doubts over his future and vowed to reclaim his starting shirt at Emirates Stadium.

The France international Giroud has fallen down the pecking order this season after reporting back for duty late after Euro 2016, which allowed Alexis Sanchez to cement his place as the first-choice centre-forward.

The 30-year-old was then sent off against Paris Saint-Germain in September and sustained a toe injury in the same game, which saw him sidelined for a month.

“At this time, the coach has opted for the solution of Sanchez leading the attack, partly because of my injury, so I now hope to get more game time of course.

“The coach makes his own choices but I am counting on myself to come back strong and I will work hard to do so. I have no doubts over my Arsenal future.” He said.

He remains confident that he can force his way back into the side and feels he can play alongside Sanchez, depending on the opposition.

“As with each year, there is competition for places at the big clubs. There are a lot of attackers with different styles of play. We have different profiles and can be used according to the team we are up against, but we can also be played together.”

France coach, Didier Deschamps, remains supportive of Giroud despite his struggles at club level; “He is someone who has been very effective for us, even if his injury has affected his playing time recently. I know what he is capable of offering this France team individually and as part of a team.”

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