They believe the Frenchman’s desire to play first team football and not play second fiddle to record signing Alexandre Lacazette could help in persuading the player to move back to France 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 World Cup, but with just 23 days left before the window shuts, we will find out soon enough.