Olivier Giroud only signed a contract extension in January so it seems a little odd that there’s speculation about whether he’ll be at Arsenal next season.
Perhaps it’s the fact he’s only made 17 starts this season; 20 less than last season and his least in a single campaign since he joined the club in 2012. Despite the apparent lack of game time, the France international maintains that he’s happy at the Emirates.
“Nothing is set in stone but I would say today that I feel good at Arsenal,” he told Football.fr [translation by Get French Football News]
“I have another two years on my contract. We will see what happens in the future.”
While disappointed by Arsenal’s failure to secure Champions League football, the striker maintains that the constant speculation about his manager’s future did not affect the team. Pointing to the fact the Gunners have won eight of their last nine fixtures, he continued:
“We finished very well with a lot of wins. So we didn’t allow ourselves to be troubled by the coach’s future.
He added: “It’s been a rollercoaster of a season, difficult, in the sense that we didn’t manage to achieve our objective.
“But paradoxically, last year, we finished second with 71 points, and this year we’re fifth with 75 …that proves the Premier League is a league that is increasingly difficult and hotly contested with five or six teams that can potentially challenge for the title. That’s why I still have the desire to continue wanting to win the Premier League title.”
Giroud has 98 goals in 226 appearances for the Gunners. We’d be ok with him completing his century on Saturday.