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Arsenal transfer news: Olivier Giroud’s agent due in London for talks over the striker’s future

Frenchman is worried about the lack of playing time at the Emirates hurting his chances of getting in the World Cup squad

Olivier Giroud’s agent is due to jet in to London for crunch talks with Arsenal over the striker’s future, according to reports.

The Frenchman has struggled to cement himself as the Gunners’ first choice striker ahead of the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.

Olivier Giroud’s agent will be in London to discuss the striker’s Arsenal future, according to reports

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Olivier Giroud’s agent will be in London to discuss the striker’s Arsenal future, according to reports

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And after starting just one Prem fixture so far this season, the Mirror are reporting that Michael Manuello will be in the capital to speak with Gunners’ chiefs.

But even though the former Montpellier man has been used mainly from the bench, he has still managed four league goals.

Giroud will be looking for assurances over more regular playing time as he knows he must be playing to get into France’s highly competitive World Cup squad.

Lacazette has scored eight times for the Gunners this campaign and is Giroud’s main rival for the No9 shirt for France.

Olivier Giroud has played second fiddle to Alexandre Lacazette this season

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Olivier Giroud has played second fiddle to Alexandre Lacazette this season

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And that could see Giroud cut his loses and leave the Emirates after five years with the club.

Giroud was linked with a move to West Ham and Everton in the summer but opted to stay and fight for his place.

But after seeing his chances limited by boss Arsene Wenger, the two clubs could try and lure him away in January.

Giroud became the 19th player to reach 100 goals for Arsenal earlier on in the season but it has not been enough to get him in the starting XI.