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Arsenal striker Giroud tipped to bench Mbappe for World Cup

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Robert Pires has called for France to play Arsenal's Olivier Giroud over wonderkid Kylian Mbappe for next summer's World Cup in Russia. The 18 year-old set the world alight last season as he smashed onto the scene in spectacular fashion, and is now a part of the most expensive attacking line-up in world history.

Is Arsenal’s Giroud the ‘world’s best target man’?

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Olivier Giroud has been hailed as the world's best target man by his former team-mate Younes Belhanda, but would Arsenal fans agree? The French striker has been consistent in front of goal in his time at the Emirates, having joined from Marseille back in 2012. Olivier has never scored more than 16 Premier League goals [.

Do Arsenal fans want to see both Lacazette and Giroud together?

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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Olivier Giroud, despite his style not pleasing to the eye for all concerned. The 30 year-old knocked in his 100th goal for our club last night, bettering records of Robin Van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp in the process, as he helped us on the way to [.

Are FIFA right to choose Arsenal scorpion-kick over Man United’s?

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FIFA have released their nominees for the Puskas 2017 Award, and Arsenal's scorpion kick scored by Olivier Giroud has made the list, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan's similar finish did not. Manchester United fans have reacted with frustration following the announcement of the Puskas nominations, with Mkhitaryan being overlooked for the award.

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea : 4 things we learned

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Arsenal got a well-deserved draw when nobody expected us to get anything at a ground we haven't won...

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‘I nearly quit Arsenal’, admits Giroud

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London (AFP) – Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admitted on Wednesday that he came close to leaving the club in the close season before deciding to stay because his “story is not over”.

The France international has fallen behind club-record signing and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order this season but has come off the bench in all of the Gunners’ games so far this season.

‘I nearly quit Arsenal’, admits Giroud

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London (AFP) – Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admitted on Wednesday that he came close to leaving the club in the close season before deciding to stay because his “story is not over”.

The France international has fallen behind club-record signing and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order this season but has come off the bench in all of the Gunners’ games so far this season.

Giroud insists he has important role to play for Arsenal this term

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Olivier Giroud has been linked with the exit door for much of the summer, but has made the decision to stay and play a role for Arsenal instead. The striker has fallen down the pecking order over the past 12 months, playing only a squad member role for the majority of last season, and has [...]

Why are Arsenal’s Walcott and Giroud happy to cash their cheques?

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Paul Merson has claimed that Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud should be unhappy with their lack of playing time at Arsenal. The duo both began Friday's 4-3 win over Leicester City on the bench, and came on to help turn over the 3-2 deficit. Giroud even bagged himself the winning goal in the 85th minute [.

Marseille not big enough for Giroud, says coach

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Paris (AFP) – Marseille boss Rudi Garcia admitted Wednesday that Olivier Giroud would be the perfect goal scorer for the French club but believes the Arsenal striker has his sights on a bigger challenge.

“I think that he doesn’t want to come to Marseille,” Garcia tells sports daily L’Equipe in an interview to be published Thursday.

Marseille not big enough for Giroud, says coach

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Paris (AFP) – Marseille boss Rudi Garcia admitted Wednesday that Olivier Giroud would be the perfect goal scorer for the French club but believes the Arsenal striker has his sights on a bigger challenge.

“I think that he doesn’t want to come to Marseille,” Garcia tells sports daily L’Equipe in an interview to be published Thursday.

Arsenal making history: Legend claims this has never happened in football

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Thierry Henry has talked about the recent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal, and has claimed he will be the first ever player to be first-choice for his club, while his benched team-mate is favoured for his international side. The Gunners splashed a club record£52.7 Million on the goalscoring Frenchman, and he is heavily expected [.

Round-up of possible Arsenal outgoings this summer

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Arsenal have brought in only two players so far in the close-season, while at least one more is expected to join, but which players are still believed to be leaving the club? Arsene Wenger is adamant that Alexis Sanchez is staying put in the current window, although the saga will continue to rumble on until [.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Not to West Ham but is Giroud set to leave Arsenal?

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After Arsene Wenger defiantly stated earlier this week that he would not be allowing the transfer of any Arsenal players to any of our Premier League rivals, the news that Olivier Giroud is not going to join West Ham this summer is not exactly a big surprise. The reason given in the Sky Sports report [.

Exit-linked duo reveal intention to play for Arsenal next season

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Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud have both moved to admit that they both wish to play for Arsenal in this coming season. Our club has moved to bring in Alexandre Lacazette so far this summer, for a club record£52 Million, and his arrival was expected to come as a blow to fellow French international Olivier [.

Everton confirm ‘bargain’ deal for Arsenal’s Giroud?

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Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi has claimed that his side are set to sign Arsenal's Olivier Giroud for £20 Million this summer, a fee he described as a bargain. The Gunners are on course to land a deal to bring Alexandre Lacazette in from Lyon currently, with a club record deal expected to be confirmed in [.

Will Lacazette’s arrival end Giroud’s Arsenal stay?

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Alexandre Lacazette is firmly expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player in the near future, but what will that mean for Olivier Giroud? The 30 year-old has always declared his wish to stay with the club, as he seeks to earn a Premier League title in North-London, but he has also expressed his intention [.

Does Arsenal boss Wenger have to choose between Giroud and Lacazette?

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Arsenal are strongly linked with a move to sign Alexandre Lacazette this summer, a player who has claimed he is keen on an exit from Lyon. The French striker has consistently found the back of the net in the past three seasons in Ligue 1, and is supposedly high on the Gunners wishlist as we [...]

First one out – But how much will Arsenal charge to let Lucas Perez leave?

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It was one of my own personal big disappointments of the season watching Lucas Perez rot on the Arsenal bench, while Giroud was given every chance to redeem himself in front of the Arsenal fans. Even at the beginning of the season, Wenger opted to play Alexis Sanchez as centre-forward even though Le Prof admitted [.

We have many out-going Arsenal transfer rumours – Who should we keep?

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A whole host of Arsenal players are being linked with a move away from the club this summer, but which of those do we need to keep? Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are of course the most heavily linked with a switch, with the pair entering the final 12 months of their contracts. I'm pretty [...]

Giroud brace keeps Arsenal in the hunt

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored twice as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to maintain manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.

Arsenal endured an anxious spell in the second half after Stoke substitute Peter Crouch reduced the arrears to 2-1 with a goal scored using his arm that was allowed to stand.

Alexis and Giroud praised by Arsenal boss whilst hailing strong performance

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Arsene Wenger has moved to praise his attacking players Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud following their win over Southampton last night, before defending his players character following a tough few months. The Gunners beat the Saints 2-0 yesterday, keeping their hopes of finishing inside the top four of the Premier League alive, as they close [.

Are Arsenal now out of the race to sign this top striker?

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Arsene Wenger may feel that Arsenal have a great attacking line-up this season and back in January he reckoned that the Gunners collection of Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck, Perez, Walcott and Ozil were even better than the Invincibles! Wenger said: "I think certainly numbers wise and quality wise, this is the best attacking unit.

Giroud deserves a Start.

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We have a difficult run-in and two tough games in the FAC. Should be exciting. Tonight is one of our best possibilities for 3 points.

However, Palace have won 4 out of their last 5 games including a win at Chelsea and will expect to get points tonight, but we need to win in order to keep open the possibility of Top 4 (sorry, this is obvious but I am tired, it is early and I have people to see!

Bubbles, Bilic and Betrayal

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In recent fixtures West Ham Bob has written the pre-match for this London derby, giving us a view on things Hammery, sadly he is otherwise engaged so you will have to ....

My early recollections of WHU are not good and perhaps influenced my attitude towards our East London neighbours.

In the Days of Black and White, when Spurs had recently won the League, I was a North Bank regular.

Arsenal’s Giroud baffled by awards snub – With video highlights

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that he remains shocked that he was overlooked for Premier League Goal of the Month award for January. The Frenchman scored an amazing acrobatic goal, described as a scorpiongoal, where he manages to beat the keeper despite the ball being played into him awkwardly.

Is Wenger right to keep Giroud on the bench?

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Giroud's frustrated with Wenger, but does he have a point? Despite calling season after season for a new striker, Arsenal fans are still left less than happy with the current strikers we have on our books. Lucas Perez looked set to solve the issue, although of course he was nobody's first choice. Almost a campaign [.

This summer will be Arsenal’s best chance to land a top striker

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For years Arsenal fans have been crying out for a top striker to arrive at the club, and this summer looks certain to be our best chance of doing just that. This coming close-season is set to see a number of Europe's biggest talents moving clubs. Sergio Aguero appears to have lost his first-team role [.

Chelsea v Arsenal Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal make the daunting trip across London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridgetoday, in a match that could all but end our title aspirations. The Blues currently hold a nine-point lead at the top of the table, with both us and our noisy neighbours sat closest to catching them. We both failed to take advantage [.

Arsenal striker Giroud refused to doubt ability whilst benched

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud refused to lose confidence whilst being forced to sit on the bench to accommodate Alexis Sanchez in his favoured role. The Chilean forward filled in at centre-forward at the beginning of the season while the Frenchman was yet to return from international duty, and excelled in the role.

Could this wantaway Arsenal target take us to the next level?

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is said to be keen on moving clubs, but should Arsenal shell out the big-money fee needed to land him? The 25 year-old has scored 20 goals in his 24 appearances in all competitions this season, continuing his fine goalscoring record since the 2013-14 season, proving to be one of the [.

Arsenal striker Giroud open to China move, but not yet!

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Everybody is talking about Diego Costa's supposed protests with Chelsea, and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has even been prompted to comment on the subject. The French striker is in impressive form at present, having scored in each of his four starts this season, made especially eye-opening considering he has kept his form and professionalism in the [.

Half-time + video: Arsenal lucky to lead Swansea

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Arsenal take a 1-0 lead into the break thanks to Olivier Giroud, but I cant help but want to thank MikeJones. Swansea have come into this game fired up, and had much the better chances in the opening 45, and will be frustrated to have come into the interval a goal down. Alexis Sanchez managed [...]

Former Gunner claims Arsenal more interested in fourth than first…

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Paul Merson has claimed that Arsenal are more interested in finishing in fourth place, when reliving the 3-3 comeback against Bournemouth. The former midfielder played for the Gunners for 12 years between 1985 and 1997 and is sometimes described as an 'Arsenal Legend', but he seems to do nothing but talk badly about our club [.

Arsenal need to stop relying on Alexis as lone striker

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Arsenal have been struggling this past week, and in every line-up I am questioning the selection on the left-hand side of our attack, and I can't see why we can't move Alexis back to the left in order to play a stronger XI. It feels almost as if Alexis Sanchez has been outplaying and outfighting [...

Arsenal handed TRIPLE injury boost as EPL race heats up

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Even though it looks like Arsenal have gotten over the recent deep in form and results, while managing to minimise the damage that the nasty month of November often inflicts, the task of winning the Premier League still looks like it will be a very tough one. Chelsea may be riding their luck but under [.

Ox and Xhaka IN official Arsenal XI for West Ham

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The hot topic of the moment for Arsenal fans is how we get back to the fluent football and free scoring style that was so encouraging from the Gunners up until the nasty month of November slowed us down. A lot of people have suggested that the loss of Santi Cazorla to our lengthy injury [...]

On-fire Giroud frustrated with limited Arsenal opportunities

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has stated that Olivier Giroud is annoyed at his lack of first-team action. The Frenchman was injured at the start of the Premier League campaign, and manager Arsene Wenger opted to field a makeshift forward in Alexis Sanchez in the role, which has worked out extremely well.