Olivier Giroud says that Arsenal’s players are 100% behind Arsene Wenger and want him to stay at the club.
The striker is back in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Anfield, and ahead of the game he spoke to RMC radio in France about the manager’s future and the season so far.
He echoes the words of Aaron Ramsey earlier this week who said the players had let the manager down with some of their performances, and says that they won’t turn their backs on the Frenchman.
“Obviously, he is someone who brought the club to where it is today, who has made it one of the best in Europe,” he said.
“We are supporting him 100%, it is not like today we would just jump ship or turn our backs. The players, we are the first ones concerned, we are the first affected.
“I hope, like my colleagues, that the coach will stay because I am convinced that we are not missing much in order to win the Premier League.”
Giroud committed to a new contract in January, but said his decision wasn’t dependent on whether or not Wenger remained.
“Of course I believe that he will stay, but it did not play a role in me signing a contract extension or not.”
So much of Arsenal’s immediate future depends on the results between now and the end of the season, so let’s see how much these players put in for themselves and the manager in the games ahead.