Via Get French Football News, come quotes from the agent of Olivier Giroud.
He spoke to Foot Mercato, about the French forward’s future and recent stories that linked him with a summer switch to Marseille.
Michael Manuello says that when the future of Arsene Wenger is made clear, then he and Giroud might ask questions, but now his focus is on helping Arsenal qualify for the Champions League (best of luck with that, mate).
“Nothing is true,” he said regarding rumours of a move back to Ligue 1.
“There was talk that Olivier was in contact with Rudi Garcia. I said that that was false. There is no contact between Marseille and us. At this point, there is no contact.
“Olivier wants to help his team qualify for the Champions League. When we know exactly what Arsene Wenger is doing, we will ask ourselves questions. We will think about what is possible and what is not possible.”
Having signed a contract extension back in January, it would be unusual for a player to move so quickly, but Manuello said it might be a possibility if his importance to the team under Wenger, or a new manager (haha), is diminished.
“Today when Olivier and I talk, there are no discussions about other projects,” he continued. “His future is not only linked with that of the manager.
“It is linked to what Arsenal are going to do and if there is a change at Arsenal in terms of how Olivier is implicated at the project.
“Things have not changed since his contract extension. Our desire is be at Arsenal long term. Olivier has been there for five years. The aim for Olivier is still to go as far as possible in this adventure with Arsenal to do great things there.
“At some point, if the two are to separate, we will see.”