Date: 8th August 2017 at 9:00pm
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striker Giroud has reiterated his intention to remain at the after fresh reports linking him with a move to .

Le10 Sport reported last week that the Ligue One side were still keeping an eye on the 30 year old in view to making a bid for the striker in the last days of the window.

They believe the Frenchman’s desire to play first team football and not play second fiddle to record signing could help in persuading the player to move back to before the end of August.

Speaking to SFR Sports in France, Giroud said he is committed to seeing out the two years remaining on his contract with Arsenal. The striker only signed a new contract back in January. He said:

“I’m an Arsenal player. I have a contract of two years still.”

It could be the case that Giroud is waiting to see where he figures in the pecking order at Arsenal before deciding on his future plans. He may feel he needs a move to ensure he is considered for selection for next year’s , but with just 23 days left before the window shuts, we will find out soon enough.