The Arsenal and France international forward has not scored a goal at club level so far this season, but that is hardly surprising as the big Frenchman has hardly played. At the start of the season it was because he was not fit after coming back late from the Euro 2016 tournament in which he and his teammates from Les Bleus took a heavy blow by losing the final to unfancied Portugal.
And now there is this mystery toe injury that is keeping him out of our match day squads and has meant that he is going to miss the current international break. As well as that, however, and perhaps the most important factor of all is that the Gunners are doing very well without him.
Alexis Sanchez may have taken a couple of games to get used to his new role through the middle but Arsenal are now looking very sharp up front with him, Iwobi and Walcott, so Giroud may struggle to be any more than a sub, even if he is fully match fit. With a lot of games coming up, in the EFL cup and Champions League as well as the Premier League, Arsene Wenger will want to rotate and use his squad but I do not think the striker will be too happy with this arrangement.
With The Mirror reporting transfer interest in the Frenchman from the Italian Serie A champions Juventus, there are an important few months and a big decision ahead of him. Around the turn of the year we should have Danny Welbeck back as well, providing even more competition and pace up front.
If Giroud is not playing and scoring again by then, will it be au revoir Olivier?