Arsenal striker and French international Olivier Giroud has rubbished claims he could leave the Gunners in the summer, instead insisting he will stick with his contract and stay with the club.
Giroud, 27, is thought to be one of the prime transfer targets of Italian giants Juventus and Roma. And who could blame them? Indeed, Giroud has been in stellar form for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, scoring a total 19 goals and eight assists in his 46 appearances for the club overall – an attacking option any club would love to have in their line-up.
But Giroud has insisted to his fans that he will not be leaving the North London giants any time soon, and further sounded a warning that news in the media are not always reliable.
“I have a contract that runs until 2016 so of course I’m still going to be a Gunner next season, this is what I want,” Giroud told French programme Telefoot.
“You shouldn’t always listen to what you hear in the media. I will always be happy in London and with Arsenal,” the striker added.
Giroud joined Arsenal in 2012 and has become a staple in Wenger’s first-team, filling in the void left by mercurial poacher Robin van Persie who joined rivals Manchester United in the same year.