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Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud who has been rumoured with a switch to Everton and Marseille has decided to stay at the Emirates Stadium for 2017/18 season.
The France international has scored 99 goals in 229 first-team appearances for Arsenal and he did it again in the Gunners 4-3 dramatic win against Leicester City.
Arsenal summer signing Lacazette put the Gunners 1-0 up inside two minutes, however, it was Giroud who saved the day with a late header that becomes a winner.
But throughout his time at Arsenal former Montpelier man endured criticism from pundits and fans alike.
Speaking after the match, French striker has announced his decision to remain at Emirates Stadium.
“I’m staying at Arsenal,” Giroud told to French TV station SFR Sport.
Giroud’s statement came after Arsene Wenger confirmed that striker was allowed to leave the Gunners if he wants.
Wenger said: “I opened the door for him at some stage as I had many strikers and it’s important for him to play but I don’t want him to go.
“In the end he decided to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me. I know how important he is not only as a player – he’s a fantastic player – but also in the group he has a big weight.
“It was a relief for me he decided to stay. Giroud in his prime is at the top of his game”
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