Can Arsenal really reject £40m transfer bid for Giroud?

I suppose that a lot could depend on what happens with Arsenal over the next few months, until the winter transfer window swings open after the new year. But as things stand you would have to assume that an offer of around £40 million for Olivier Giroud would be enough to persuade Arsene Wenger to sell.

Giroud could get himself on a red hot scoring streak while all the other strikers at the club struggle to find the back of the net, thereby making the France international centre forward a key member of the first team that the boss could not, in all conscience, let go, but not many of us expect that to happen.

I like the big man, don’t get me wrong. He is an excellent player to have in the squad but as has been said many times before, he is not the striker that will spearhead a title winning campaign for you. Our Premier League rivals Everton are not really holding out any hope of lifting the EPL trophy in May but Ronald Koeman wants at least a place in Europe next season and he is so determined to get Giroud to help with that goal, according to The Mirror, that he is willing to splash out a cool 40 million in January.

There were Arsenal transfer rumours this summer linking the French forward with a move to The Toffees but it did not happen and Giroud decided to stay and fight for his place, but once again he is being used sparingly by the manager and will probably be happy to go.

If Everton do offer Arsenal that sort of cash, can anyone see us turning it down?



  1. Nothing changed says:

    I am not a Giroud fan but to sell him this winter without buying a replacement would be a mistake.

  2. Rishabh says:

    Simply No. When we’ve sold a player, we never replace them with equal or higher quality. So, keep him, get additional players and let them all fight for their places. With Ozil & Sachez most likely to leave, we can’t afford to lose any more top players.

    We are competing against City, Chelsea, Utd, Tot, Liv for a top 4 finish and all of these teams have numbers in depth.

  3. Goonerboy says:

    Am a massive Giroud fan and I personally won’t sell him for any amount…

  4. Dennis says:

    Knowing Kronke he will sell his son for 40 mil let alone giroud

  5. Eddy Hoyte says:

    other news. Guys I know its too Early but I’m worried about Lacazette. Especially seeing how Morata and Lukaku hit form straightforward. Morata Especially, sooner or later Pundits will tear into Lacazette now saying the both came in same time. I’m worried honestly, it seems like the team he’s in.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      To be fair, it’s a worry for any player joining Arsenal at the moment given the mess the club is in, and Wenger hasn’t shown anywhere near enough faith in Lacazette, as the other managers have shown with their new strikers. He’s constantly subbed, and benched against Liverpool for a forward that rarely scores!

      It is too early though, and we haven’t had a chance to see him link up with Sanchez yet. I personally think he’ll come good.

    2. Nothing changed says:

      The only thing you have to worry about is Wenger holding him back too much and blowing his confidence. He is a natural finisher but can’t be taking out of every game around the 70 minute.

      Morata has no problems finishing games and neither would Laca, he is ready for 90 minutes.

      Funny though how some on here when we were in for Morata didn’t rate him.

      Give Laca a run of games as central striker for 90 minutes and preferably with Sanchez and Ozil on the pitch and he will show us what he can do.

  6. ruelando says:

    I do not see Giroud going and I think it will be in his best interest not to go, there is still a lot of football to play, i think Giroud will build a good relationship with Kolasinac who is a great crosser of the ball. Giroud is still our plan B and must be played as our plan A in various games.

  7. nave says:

    Its better to sell Welbeck to them. If Everton are offering the same amount for him

  8. JJPawn says:

    I doubt players will want to come be savaged by “fans” and “ex-players.” So keeping Giroud is crucial.

  9. jermaine bryan says:

    It’s term to sell Walcott no improvement for years his numbers are good though

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