With a little bit less than two months to go until the winter transfer window opens in January, Arsenal fans had better get used to all sorts of rumours linking the Gunners with every player under the sun. That is not too stressful for us but what is will be all the stories in the football media suggesting that we could also be losing players to our rivals in the Premier League and around Europe.
Right now the favourite to go appears to be Alexis Sanchez, although if the worst does happen with the Chilean and his new contract offer then the chances are it will be the summer and not halfway through this season that we lose our star striker.
One player that was perhaps more likely to be on his way in January is the main rival to Alexis in the centre forward role, with the lack of game time enjoyed by Olivier Giroud so far this season leading some to believe that the France international would be looking to move on.
The big man has allayed those fears this week and declared that he knows he faces a fight for a place in the first team and has no intention of giving up on his career as a Gunner, even if his Chilean rival does also commit his future to the club.
Sky Sports reports Giroud saying, “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.
“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.”
While some Arsenal fans are down on the French forward I would still rather keep him than let him go as he has good stats and offers something different to any other striker we have and has done a good job since joining from Montpellier. What do guys think of the striker situation at Arsenal?