£100k-a-wk powerful star striker confirm he’d play for Arsenal next season

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According to reports making the rounds, Olivier Giroud has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal and targeted winning the Premier League title with the Gunners.

Giroud, 30, found his playing time reduced this past season as many of his 40 appearances for Arsenal came as a substitute – including a late cameo in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last week.

But the former Montpellier striker told French television show Telefoot he is not interested in a return to Ligue 1 at this time.

“I am not insensitive to the approaches of the French clubs and especially that of Marseille,” he said.

“But my future is in the Premier League. I still have titles to win. After the FA Cup, we will go for the league title. That’s my goal.”

Giroud comments will come as good news to many Arsenal fans who have been worried over the strikers’ future at the club.

Despite Giroud clearly not being the out-and-out striker many fans have been craving for, the need for depth in our frontline cannot be overemphasized.

Giroud is a powerful center forward and is capable of playing and staying fit for longer periods in a season than most of our current strikers.

Arsenal are going into the new season with big hopes of winning the league title as well as the Europa league, and a striker like Giroud would always come in handy at several points on the road to achieving these goals.

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