I am a little confused about some of the recent Arsenal transfer rumours, because many in the football media seem to think that Arsene Wenger is about to allow the transfer of our France international star Olivier Giroud to go through, with reports like the one yesterday in The Mirror suggesting that the big centre forward is going to sign for our Premier League rivals Everton for about £20 million.
They might be right of course, and the report says that a scout working for the Merseyside club are very confident that Giroud will soon be their player, but for me it does not make sense. Even with the Gunners about to complete the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon I cannot see the logic in letting Giroud go.
For one thing he is a different type of player and gives Arsenal a completely different option up top, unlike Theo Walcott who maybe should be the player that Arsenal are looking to offload now that we have this new striker with pace and plenty of goals.
For another thing, both Wenger and Giroud have spoken recently about him staying and he only recently signed a new long term contract, so have the papers got it wrong? Will it be Walcott who makes way for the new striker?
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