Olivier Giroud’s agent says that stories linking his client with a move away from Arsenal are incorrect and that there’s been no contact with any other club.
Nonsensical stories about a swap deal involving Gonzalo Higuain surfaced over the weekend, and despite them being patently false, Michael Manuello says he wanted to make the situation clear and that the French striker is focused on Arsenal and Arsenal alone.
“Everything I’ve read about Giroud is not true,” he told TUTTOmercatoWEB. “I’ve only ever said that if Arsenal want to sell him, then we will see. But today he is an Arsenal player I would like to stress that we haven’t even thought about another project.
“We never talked to Napoli and there are no other people appointed over me that can do this. We need to clarify this.”
The Gunners striker search is well know, and Manuello was asked if Giroud would be happy to stay in North London if, and hopefully when, a new man arrives.
“Yes, you always need two strikers. Welbeck is out for nine months unfortunately. And it’s quite normal that if you play in a great team you should face strong competition.”
So let’s hope that’s exactly what he gets. And that he uses the time off to get himself back in shape, really looks like he’s letting himself go …