Olivier Giroud remains happy at Arsenal and will not leave the club for the sake of it this month, according to his agent.
Having come close to a move in the summer, noises from the Frenchman’s camp in December hinted that the player would be keeping an eye out for new opportunities during the transfer window.
While that is still the case, his representative has ruled out moves to Turkey and China and suggested that the player firmly believes he’ll have a big part in the Gunners second half of the season if a move doesn’t materialise.
“He listens, watches and afterwards he’ll see. There’s no sense in leaving for leaving’s sake,” agent Michael Manuello said.
“It has to be coherent and bring him something more. He’ll get playing time at Arsenal, the second half of the season is important, with competitions to play, even if he’s only playing the Europa League.
“He’s not interested in [moving to Turkey]. China neither. Leaving to earn more money is not what is foremost in his thinking.”
Manuello added: “Olivier never gives up. He fights for everything. Even if you tell him it’s impossible, he’ll listen to you, but he’ll make you understand that he doesn’t think the same thing.”
Giroud is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up in the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over West Ham United.