I know that a lot of Arsenal fans and other people who follow football will be quick to say that our France international star is not going to be completely objective about Kylian Mbappe and the transfer rumours linking him with Arsenal among a host of other big clubs, because the arrival of this highly rated young striker would surely make it harder for the big man to get a game for the Gunners next season.
But I think we could say the same of any big name forward that Arsene Wenger signs this summer and Giroud must be aware that his boss is looking to sign a top class striker for Arsenal, so I reckon we should keep that in mind when we hear what Olly had to say on the speculation surrounding his fellow countryman, as reported by Metro.
Giroud seems to think that the 18-year old Monaco starlet is being linked with a big transfer too early in his fledgling career and that the best thing for Mbappe would be to stay where he is for now and continue to learn and grow as a player.
The Arsenal man said, ‘I will not go against what you say about him.
‘He is a good kid, a kid, young man, forgive me, who is full of maturity. But I think we should leave him alone a little.’
We certainly do not want to smash the club’s transfer record for a player who might wilt after a move to the Premier League, so is Giroud right about this Arsenal transfer?