Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick for France last week, and straight after the game he declared that he “wanted to win titles” with Arsenal. Now he has reiterated that he has a contract with the Gunners, but with his lack of playing time last season he doesn’t want to repeat that experience in the next campaign and will be considering his options.
“I still have two or even three years left on my Arsenal contract, for the moment my future is at Arsenal,” Giroud was quoted as saying. “I feel good here, I want to win the Premier League with Arsenal.
“But I don’t know what the future holds.”
This past season, Arsenal had many options for centre-forward, and more often than not the Frenchman was either used as a supersub or left on the bench, and with the Gunners being linked with even more top strikers like Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette he is worried that he will still be left with a bit-part role next season.
“Obviously, I’m not going to be happy with another year of playing so little,”
“I’m going to have to think about it with those close to me and my advisors.”
He may not have so much to worry about as it looks like Lucas Perez will be making a swift return to Spain after playing even less games than Giroud, and there is still the likelihood that Alexis Sanchez will also be leaving the club. Arsenal will have many more games next season with the Europa League to contend with, but will Wenger try and assure Olivier that he will play more often? I doubt it!