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Arsenal striker wanted by Fenerbahce

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Olivier Giroud is reportedly wanted by Turkish outfit Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce are believed to be on the lookout for a striker this month to replace Robin van Persie and have targeted Giroud.

Giroud has been regularly named on the bench rather than the starting line-up in the past couple of seasons and this term brings no change after the Gunners signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon last summer.

The likes of Marseille, Everton and West Ham offered the 31-year-old regular first-team football last summer but he decided to stay put.

Now that the January transfer has opened, the French striker’s future at the Emirates will once again be questioned, and according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, as reported by The Sun, Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman is eyeing up a move for the former Montpellier man to replace ex-Gunner Van Persie.

Kocaman has plenty in reserve already in the striking department having the likes of Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen, but he still wants Giroud.

Fanatik suggests the club will attempt to persuade Giroud to join Fenerbahce with the charm and lure of Istanbul. They will also use fellow countryman Mathieu Valbuena to convince the Arsenal man to join them.

The Gunners do have several attacking options, but it seems highly unlikely that Giroud will make the move to Turkey this month. Arsene Wenger has already promised him more game time from now until the end of the season which could see the striker remain until this summer at the very least.

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