Wolfsburg are claimed to be keen on signing Olivier Giroud this summer, despite his disastrous drop in form in recent months.
The Frenchman has failed to score in any of his last 15 Premier League appearances, and has come under increased scrutiny by the club’s fans. A number of European clubs including Juventus have been linked with an interest, but now Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are claimed to be chasing.
Die Wolfe recently cancelled the contract of former Gunner ‘Lord’ Nicklas Bendtner, after a number of incidents led to the striker being forced to train alone. The Danish international had another 15 months left to run on his deal, but is now on the look-out for a new club.
His club are now short of attacking options, and will be looking to add at least one in the coming window, and are said to be looking our way.
I’ve always been a big fan of Giroud, despite many fellow fans not rating him highly, but his recent plight has been alarming, and his form has had a huge effect on our failure to challenge for the Premier League title.
You can’t blame the 29 year-old solely, but I’m coming round to the idea that he could be sold this summer, but that is only if an actual replacement is lined up.
Alexandre Lacazette could be a slightly risky proposition, but he has shown some serious ability to get the ball in the back of the net over the past two years with Lyon, and Wenger is no stranger to delving into the French Ligue 1 for players. Romelu Lukaku would have to be the preferred target, but I struggle to believe that Wenger would shell out the required fee to tempt Everton into selling.
Is it time to sell Giroud? Is Lacazette a viable replacement?