Olivier Giroud admits he could leave Arsenal

Olivier Giroud admits he could leave Arsenal

- AC Milan, Everton, West Ham and Marseille are all interested in Olivier Giroud

- Striker admits Alexandre Lacazette's arrival could force him to quit the club

- The 30-year-old has been at the club since 2012 when he joined from Montpellier

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says he is considering leaving the club following the arrival of countryman Alexandre Lacazette.

The 30-year-old is being tracked by Everton, West Ham, Marseille and AC Milan.

The player knows he must play regularly this upcoming season or risk losing his place in the France squad for next summer’s World Cup.

Olivier Giroud admits he could leave Arsenal

Olivier Giroud admits he could leave Arsenal. Photo: Arsenal.com

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NAIJ.com understands Giroud is is concerned the £52m record signing of Alexandre Lacazette has put his Arsenal future in doubt.

Speaking at the club’s launch of their new third choice kit in Sydney, the Frenchman said: “It (leaving) is an option to be honest with you.

“I’m here in pre-season, I wanted to travel. Some people asked me if I am going to travel or not and of course, I am Arsenal player and for the moment I am here so I just want to prepare well for the season and we will see later.

“But it is true that I really enjoyed my five years with Arsenal. I’m still an Arsenal player for the moment so I try to be professional. No matter what happens, I did my job on the pitch."

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“It’s been five years that I’ve been here. It could be my sixth one. I had an amazing welcome from the fans and from the club and it has been five amazing years for me.

“I won’t forget it, no matter what happens. We will see about my future but I am still an Arsenal player for the moment.”

Giroud joined the Gunners from former Ligue 1 champions Montepellier in the summer of 2012.

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