There have been many many Arsenal transfer rumours this summer linking us to top quality strikers. I am sure that Lucas Perez will be moving back to Spain after hardly getting a look in last season, but Oli Giroud was also unsatisfied with his lack of game time despite scoring many important goals including the Goal-of-the-Season scorpion effort.
Just a couple of weeks ago Giroud admitted his frustration publicly in the light of the rumours surrounding Alexandre Lacazette and Kylian Mbappe. He said: “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.”
Strangely enough, considering the amount of players that Arsenal have nearing the end of their contracts, Arsene Wenger gave Giroud an extension to his current deal this season, and now he has made it clear that he did that for a reason. Le Prof said: “It has been a frustrating season for him because he has not played a lot. And when he has played well, he has not always played the next match.
“He has won us a lot of points when he has come on because he has scored lots of times. He has qualities that our team need.”
It certainly seems to suit Oli in the role of supersub, and he invariably scores when brought on late in the game. But if West Ham are willing to give us 20 million to take him off our hands and guarantee him to be first choice, should we keep him or let him go?