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Arsenal fans are demanding the Gunners keep hold of Olivier Giroud amid rumours linking the French striker with Chelsea.
The striker came off the bench during the 3-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea on Tuesday night, after which Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was pressed on whether he was confident of completing a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the 2300 deadline on January 31.
“Every detail can make deals and the deals nowadays are so complicated that, so long as you have not finished it, you cannot be too confident – it doesn’t help too much,” the Arsenal manager said.
Wenger, though, did concede Giroud was likely to have played his last game for Arsenal as the France targetman goes in search of more regular first-team football to boost his own World Cup hopes.
Giroud would fall further down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium were Aubameyang to come in.
It now appears Stamford Bridge is the striker’s preferred destination, allowing Giroud to remain in London, with a fee of around £18million suggested.
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