Olivier Giroud

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Goal hero Giroud not for sale says Wenger

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud will not leave Arsenal in January despite the France striker’s lack of starting opportunities.

Giroud has yet to start a Premier League game this season, but he showed his value coming off the bench when he headed a late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday.

Goal hero Giroud not for sale says Wenger

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud will not leave Arsenal in January despite the France striker’s lack of starting opportunities.

Giroud has yet to start a Premier League game this season, but he showed his value coming off the bench when he headed a late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday.

Wenger Afraid To Criticize Players As It Could Affect Their Confidence

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not want to make an issue of the team's recent bad starts as it could affect the confidence of the players, and accused Southampton of time-wasting after the 1-1 draw at St Mary's on Sunday.

Arsenal repeated their poor start from last week against Manchester United as Per Mertesacker gave the ball away after just three minutes, setting up a quick attack for Southampton that was finished off by Charlie Austin.

Giroud strikes late to rescue Arsenal

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Olivier Giroud’s last-gasp header salvaged a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday as Arsene Wenger’s side avoided a second successive Premier League defeat.

Wenger’s team appeared destined to follow last weekend’s home loss to Manchester United with another setback when they trailed to Charlie Austin’s third minute goal.

Ozil’s ‘fight’ in Huddersfield hammering heartens Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger praised Mesut Ozil’s “fight” as well as his skill as a “great football player” after the German’s impressive all-round display in a 5-0 thrashing of Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town.

The Gunners’ seventh win out of seven at home in the league this season was confirmed thanks to an excellent second-half display from Ozil who contributed two assists and a goal in the space of four minutes at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Ozil stars in Arsenal rout of Huddersfield

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London (AFP) – Mesut Ozil produced a major second-half contribution as substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice in Arsenal’s 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.

It was the Gunners’ seventh win out of seven at the Emirates Stadium in the league this season and Ozil was influential with two assists and a goal in a four-minute period as the Gunners remained in the top four.

Arsenal lose at Cologne, Balotelli propels Nice

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Paris (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne.

The Frenchman made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last weekend’s north London derby, with starts handed to Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck.

With Welbeck back for Arsenal where does this leave Giroud?

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Olivier Giroud scored his 100th Arsenal goal against BATE in the Europa League, after starting every Group game for the Gunners, but now that Danny Welbeck is back from injury and he is set to start tonight's game in Cologne at the expense of the Frenchman. Olli has been recast as Arsenal's supersub since the [.

Bayern could agree £20m deal with Arsenal for 31-year-old

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According to Bild, Bayern Munich could make an approach for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the winter transfer window.

The Bundesliga giants are reportedly looking for a secondary option to Robert Lewandowski after the Polish international called for his club to take the scoring burden off his shoulders.

Forget Giroud – Arsenal’s injury list is looking great ahead of Tottenham clash!

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Olivier Giroud became France's 7th All-Time Top Scorer when he netted in a friendly against Wales last week, but he was actually playing with an injury (silly boy) and had to be taken off and sent back to Arsenal for treatment. Ironically the Welshman Aaron Ramsey has also been sidelined with a calf injury, but [.

Arsenal star returns to club after suffering injury

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has returned to the club after sustaining a thigh injury on international duty with France. The French Football...

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France lose Giroud for Germany clash

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Paris (AFP) – Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will miss Tuesday’s friendly against world champions Germany in Cologne due to injury, the French football federation said on Sunday.

The 31-year-old suffered a right thigh strain during Friday’s 2-0 victory over Wales at the Stade de France, where he scored his 29th international goal.

On This Day In 2012: Arsenal Duo Giroud And Coquelin Make Minor Shirt-Based Error At ‘End’ Of League Cup Tie Against Reading (Video)

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Hard to believe we know, but it was five years ago to the very day that Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin entertained the nation by getting all confuzzled at the business end of Arsenal's chaotic 7-5 victory over Reading in the fourth round of the League Cup.

After somehow conspiring to go 4-0 down within the 37 minutes, Arsenal pulled a heroic comeback out of their collective derriere thanks to late goals from Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott in the 89th and 96th minute respectively before the final whistle thweeped at the Madejski Stadium.

Giroud’s record and Swansea tactics mean 1st EPL start for Arsenal?

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The Arsenal and France international striker Olivier Giroud may have made 14 appearances for the Gunners already this season, with eight of those coming in the Premier League, but the 31-year old is still waiting for his first league start of the current campaign. I have a feeling that his wait may soon be over [.

Is Wenger wasting talents of Arsenal’s Puskas winner Giroud?

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You might think that scoring the goal voted as the best in the world would get you a game of football every now and then, and if you were Olivier Giroud you might well think that you deserved to start more games than he has been doing over the last year or so. Arsene Wenger [...]

Arsenal player ratings from Red Star win – Wilshere MOTM

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I was seriously tempted to make Olivier Giroud my Arsenal Man of the Match from the 1-0 win away to Red Star Belgrade, because his goal was a thing of real beauty, but the France striker had a generally frustrating night. Though we were favourites across most Arsenal betting tips and news sites, the same [.

Lyon beat Everton to pile pressure on Koeman

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic late strike snatched Arsenal a 1-0 victory over 10-man Red Star Belgrade.

Nabil Fekir’s penalty put French side Lyon ahead early on as Everton struggled for inspiration with Wayne Rooney rested and watching on from the stands.

Europa League: Olivier Giroud Scores 84th-Minute Overhead Kick As Arsenal Squeak 1-0 Win Over Red Star Belgrade (Video)

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It took 84 minutes of featureless drudge, but a decidedly second-string Arsenal eventually made the breakthrough against Red Star Belgrade or Crvena Zvezda if you prefer to maintain their flawless start to the Europa League group stage on Thursday evening.

Four years to the very day that Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere combined to score that beautiful 'Wengerball' goal against Norwich, the pair were reunited and back at it amid fairly hostile conditions in Belgrade.

Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

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Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday.

Arsene Wenger’s men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Benjamin Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

French lose Kurzawa for crucial World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training.

The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and Belarus three days later knowing they may still need all six points to book a direct berth for the 2018 World Cup.

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

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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 [.

FIFA 2017 Puskas Award Nominees Announced: Olivier Giroud Makes Shortlist Alongside Goalscoring Goalie Oscarine Masuluke (Videos)

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FIFA have revealed the 10-strong shortlist for the 2017 Puskas Award award, which features a couple of nods for the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud's outlandishly emphatic scorpion volley for Arsenal against Crystal Palace has made the cut...

Phwoar. Gets better every time you see it.

Is Olivier Giroud regretting he’s not part of Arsenal’s clearout!

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When Arsenal bought Alexandre Lacazette, everyone thought it would mean the end of Olivier Giroud's Arsenal career, and Arsene Wenger even admitted that he called the Frenchman into his office to ask if he wanted to leave or not, but the striker decided to stay and fight for his place and said he "wanted to [.

Arsenal in search of Sanchez tonic at Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger’s side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not entirely convincing, fashion against Leicester City, coming from behind to register a 4-3 victory thanks to a late Olivier Giroud winner.

Arsenal in search of Sanchez tonic at Stoke

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger’s side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not entirely convincing, fashion against Leicester City, coming from behind to register a 4-3 victory thanks to a late Olivier Giroud winner.

Could Ramsey be super sub for Arsenal like Giroud?

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It is a commonly known football fact that, although sometimes certain players are not too keen to keep playing for certain clubs or managers (ahem Alexis Sanchez ahem Coutinho) they do not want to be sat on the bench for most of the time. Our own Olivier Giroud made his feelings about being a sub [..

Arsenal Rally To Beat Leicester As Premier League Returns

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Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side's favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud: Arsene Wenger admits opening the door for transfer

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he opened the door for Olivier Giroud to leave the club this summer. Speaking after the France...

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Wenger lauds Giroud as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed “relief” over Olivier Giroud’s decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.

Giroud came off the bench with Arsenal trailing 3-2 in Friday’s Premier League curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium and after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey equalised, he headed in an 85th-minute winner.

GIF: Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring Arsenal’s winning penalty vs Chelsea

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium for much of the summer, but he was their hero at Wembley...

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Everton turn to Slimani after Wenger announces Giroud to stay at Arsenal

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Most Arsenal fans thought that it would be odds on that Olivier Giroud would be leaving the Emirates after the arrival of his fellow Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette, and it was thought that Everton were the favourites to bring him in as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku. But now Arsene Wenger has made it clear that [.

Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.

Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.

Arsenal to accept £30m Everton bid for Walcott?

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Ronald Koeman is clearly a fan of the Arsenal strikers, or two of them at least, because after the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Everton boss with a move for Olivier Giroud as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku who has signed for Manchester United, the Dutchman is now looking at our England international star Theo [.

France

Portugal and France clinch World Cup spots

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out.

Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike.

France needed goals from Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus at the Stade de France.

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

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Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers.

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

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Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers.

World Cup Qualifiers: L’Equipe Not Impressed As France Fail To Beat Lowly Luxembourg For First Time In Over 100 Years (Photos & Video)

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Unlikely as it may seem, little ol' Luxembourg pulled off the most remarkable result of the international weekend with a landmark 0-0 draw against the mighty France.

Despite fielding an expensively-adorned starting XI featuring the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe and racking up almost 80% of possession, the hosts ultimately failed to beat the Luxembourgians for the first time in over a century.