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Arsenal forward ‘happy’ despite transfer rumours

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists he is ‘happy’ at the Emirates, saying he believes his chapter at the club is ‘not finished’.

Giroud has been linked with a number of club’s both over the summer and the upcoming January transfer window, with Premier League club’s such as West Ham and Everton supposedly interested in the Frenchman. In fact, former Everton boss Ronald Koeman even revealed Giroud was ‘in the building’ to complete his move to Goodison Park, but had a change of heart at the last minute and decided to stay at Arsenal.

However, the striker is yet to start a Premier League fixture so far this season and has seen his game time in general limited. It looked as if perhaps his time would be up at Arseanl come January, but the man himself has played down rumours, saying he will stay put.

“I’m sure Arsene was watching, especially because Aaron [Ramsey] was playing too,” he said after France’s 2-0 victory over Wales in which he scored.

“He’s always supporting me and there is a lot of trust in each other. He trusts in me and I try to give it back on the pitch when I can.

“For the moment I am not questioning myself about my future. I am happy at Arsenal and I am fine with the decision to stay because I want to.

“I am thinking that the story between the club and myself was not over and not finished. We will see what happens but I am happy at Arsenal for the moment. It’s my 29th goal for France so I still have to score one more goal to reach Jean-Pierre Papin who was one of my favourite players.

“My best season was 2015-2016 when I scored 34 goals with Arsenal and the national team, including the Euros.

“Usually I play a bit less with Arsenal but I always try to keep my efficiency high. That’s most important for me. I keep believing in my quality and I keep the faith. I have a lot of objectives with Arsenal and my country so I always try to move forward and keep scoring.”
[Quotes via Metro]

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