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Arsenal striker would consider Marseille move


Olivier Giroud has not ruled out a move to Marseille in the future.

The 30-year-old striker, who joined Arsenal from Montpellier in 2012, has struggled for regular first-team football this season, particularly in the first-half of the season as Arsene Wenger preferred Alexis Sanchez in the centre-forward role. Due to his limited opportunities, Giroud’s future at the Emirates as called into question, with the forward himself expressing his frustrations and hinting he could be on the move at the end of the season.

However, Wenger has given Giroud more game time since the turn of the year and managed to get the France international to put pen to paper on a new deal until 2019.

Marseille were recently linked with a shock move for Giroud and the Frenchman says he’d consider joining the Ligue 1 club in the future.

Speaking to French news outlet RMC (via the Daily Star) Giroud said:

“Marseille? One day, why not?

“You must never say no, but my short-term and mid-term future, I see it in England.

“That’s why I renewed with Arsenal until 2019.”

It is highly unlikely that Giroud will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, but should he find himself on the bench for a long period once again in the near future, then he may well consider a move away.

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