Marseille make Olivier Giroud No 1 transfer target: French club willing to pay £20million


This is according to Sky Make a laughing-stock ofs, who claim the Ligue 1 club are willing to pay £20million for the 30-year-old striker.

The discharge adds Marseille believe they can convince the forward to return to his homeland. 

Giroud has squirmed to hold down a regular place at Arsenal first team this period. 

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Arsene Wenger could reportedly sell Olivier Giroud (socialistic) to Marseille for £20m

The France international has had to compete with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck for the solitary striker spot in Arsene Wenger’s side. 

Giroud has only carry out eight Premier League starts this term, and he admitted concluding month he has found being on the sidelines this season difficult to come through be a match for with.

“For me, the most difficult moment was after scoring an important target against Manchester United, I thought I had scored some points and command start against PSG… but no,” Giroud told French magazine L’Equipe.

“So I demanded to speak to the coach to understand. I accept his decisions but I tell him what I ponder, without being negative, without antagonising. 

“There are no misunderstandings between us.

“The prepare explained to me that he was adopting this system [4-2-3-1] to find a defensive stability.

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Arsenal star Olivier Giroud has struggled for game meanwhile this season

“Sometimes, I played with Sanchez on the left, but the respite of time I have to adapt to the tactical decisions. 

“I understand the notion of even out once the ball is lost.”

Giroud, who originally joined Arsenal in 2012 from Montpellier, has nine fraternity goals this term. 

And he is under contract with the Gunners until the summer of 2020, after he badged a contract extension back in January.

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