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Arsenal man admits frustration over bit-part role


Olivier Giroud admits he’s been frustrated at the lack of game time he’s received at Arsenal this season.

The French striker lost his place in the Arsenal starting line-up at the beginning of the season to Alexis Sanchez after being given a prolong rest by Arsene Wenger following Euro 2016. Unfortunately for Giroud, this decision by Wenger has seen his starts greatly reduced this season.

The 30-year-old has made an impact coming off from the bench, scoring in five successive games after the turn of the year, but he has only managed seven starts in the Premier League this season.

Giroud has been in and out of the side but understands Wenger’s decisions and remains confident in winning back his starting berth soon.

Quoted on Canal+ (via Metro), the France international said:

‘It is true that I am seeking more playing time with my club and that I need to play matches consistently in order to feel good.

‘I am working a lot to win back a starting spot, but the coach has several options.

‘So I am not more preoccupied by the situation than that, I have always known to work with humility and I am confident about the future.’

Despite his growing frustration over his role at the club, Giroud did sign a new deal in January. He has also since been linked with a move to Marseille this summer, with the striker admitting it a move to the Ligue 1 club could be a possibility for him.

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