Is it time for Giroud to call it a day and leave Arsenal?

Last season the writing was on the wall for Olivier Giroud as he started to gain a reputation as being a supersub at Arsenal, and his first team chances became even slimmer when Wenger went out and bought Alexandre Lacazette in the close season. Wenger offered the 31 year old the chance to leave and we know for a fact that Ronald Koeman was close to taking him to Everton. Before he was sacked Koeman said: “I had Olivier Giroud in the building. He would have fitted perfectly, but at the very last moment he decided that he’d rather live in London and stay at Arsenal.”

So he stayed, even knowing that he was unlikely to play very much. He has been in our second-string Cup teams, but has failed to actually start any of our League games. Now it seems he has been told by the France manager Didier Deschamps, that he is in danger of missing this summer’s World Cup if he doesn’t play first team football. “It’s clear that he is not getting enough playing time and Didier has already spoken to him about it,” the French assistant manager Guy Stephan told Telefoot. “He has to find a solution in the coming weeks.

“A departure? It is up to him. He’s been very good in the past [for France] and he’s played a lot of games and scored very important goals, so now he has to play.”

Giroud said he wanted to stay at Arsenal and win trophies, but that now looks very unlikely to happen, so could the Frenchman finally decide that playing in his last World Cup is more important to him now?

Everton still need a striker and he would be guaranteed to play every week….



  1. Nothing changed says:

    Olivier decided to stay this past summer. We can not let him go this winter. We know Wenger will not buy a replacement for him this winter and Welbeck is too injury prone.

    Giroud still has a role to play for us this season.

    1. Muff diver says:

      Surely You mispelt Theo Walcott
      What gives?!

      I already wrote Santa my list
      Butt implants for the missus
      Theo Walcott to do the right thing….join league one

  2. bur says:

    Yes. if he wants to better his career he will leave and forget about weegor. He needs game time if he wants to be selected for the world cup squad.

  3. gotanidea says:

    Giroud has to leave if he wants to have a better career. He would not get the good crosses in Arsenal, unlike in France national football team, because they have better players that can give him better service.

    He is tall and strong, which is very good for set pieces, but his pace, skills and movements are limited. He will not thrive in a team with bad system like Arsenal.

  4. Adega Olatunji says:

    For me Giroud has gone 3 years ago

  5. Sukhjot Gunner says:

    It is better for his career epecially with the world cup around the corner that he moves on. But I would be sad if he leaves coz he is one of the best around in terms of making an impact of the bench and scoring with the head. He is too underrated plus has received a lot of abuse from pundits as well as the fans but there is no doubting his quality,hard work and most importantly his loyalty to ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB and THE ARSENAL FANS….

  6. shark says:

    Takuma Asano will come and bring us PL and CL :)))

    1. Ali davidson says:

      Wenger just buy asano only for marketing. trust me. Last several years he bought park chu young,but how many times did he played? He buy pc young just to attract korean fans,buy asano for japanese fans. Thats why satan kroenke love hi,because through marketing they will get more money. Present arsenal is only about money. Not like thierry henry amd bergkamp era.

  7. Nothing changed says:

    Did Giroud really stay to win trophies or did other clubs not want to match his salary?

  8. Sapiman says:

    If ozil and sanchez leaves, giroud is our best bet to play alongside lacazette. They compliment each others game style. Just look at the france national team.

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