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Manuello confirms Arsenal striker could leave

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Olivier Giroud’s agent has ruled out moves to Turkey and China, but does admit the French striker could leave Arsenal.

The 30-year-old Frenchman continues to be linked with a move away from the Emirates as he struggles to hold down a starting role under Arsene Wenger this season.

With Alexandre Lacazette joining from Lyon last summer, Giroud has been limited to Premier League starts, making just one and a further 14 from the bench.

Giroud has been more regularly used in the Europa League, starting all six group games and scoring three goals along the way.

As a result of his lack of playing time, Giroud has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this month, with Fenerbahce and clubs from China reportedly interested.

However, his agent, Michael Manuello, says Giroud is not keen on a move to either Turkey or China, but is considering his future at Arsenal:

“He listens, looks and after he will see. Leaving to leave has no use. It has to be coherent and it gives him something more.

“He will have playing time at Arsenal, the second part of the season is important, with competitions to play, even if he is only the Europa League.

“The clubs in Turkey? That does not interest him. China either. Leaving to earn more money is not what’s important in his state of mind.”

All three of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Giroud have been linked with moves away from Arsenal this month. However, it’s unlikely the Gunners will sell all three without no replacement on standby.

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