The rumours of Everton buying Olivier Giroud have been increasing since the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal, and of course the Toffees have money to burn after unloading Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. But I assure you that Arsene Wenger will not be selling Giroud to them despite an Everton scout declaring that they were going to get the Frenchman for a ‘bargain’ 20 GBP:
Giroud himself has been giving conflicting statements about about not wanting to have yet another season with minimal game-time, especially with the World Cup coming up in Russia next summer, but he has also said that he wanted to be known as ‘loyal warrior’ to Arsenal. This may have been said after Wenger told him that he was not going to sell him under any circumstance.
Le Prof is very staid when it comes to contracts and the fact that Giroud signed a new extension just last year makes me think that he will not let him go at all, especially when you consider his excellent performances as a supersub in the last campaign, and if Alexis leaves then he could be fulfilling exactly the same role behind Lacazette this year.
But if Wenger does decide to let Giroud move on, I am certain that there is no way he will sell him to Everton after they beat us last year and gave us a run for 5th place. That is tantamount to selling to a direct rival. If he leaves my thought is that he will be moving back to the French League with Marseille. Oli himself admitted there was interest last month, and there has suddenly been a flood of money going on the South of France club, and a move there would make much more sense that giving Everton a proven Premier League goalscorer….