Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Giroud a Gunner 'at the moment' amid exit talk

Giroud a Gunner 'at the moment' amid exit talk

Slipping down the pecking order following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, 26, Olivier Giroud admitted to the press that his future may lie away from Arsenal, reports the Daily Mirror.

"But if he was with us, we made a mistake (laughs)". He could not, however, stop Lacazette on a pleasing night for the Gunners. After breaking into the box Brillante's shot was tipped across the goal by Petr Cech, the ball was met by Simon who could only hit the post. The Elephant and Castle-born 17-year-old has pace to burn and superb footwork.

He's predominantly played on the left side of attack so there has been the fear among supporters that Wenger is lining-up the French worldwide as a potential replacement for contract rebel Alexis Sanchez. At the start of last season I played a lot.

Arsenal, who also play Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday before heading north to China, had taken an early lead when captain Per Mertesacker took advantage of some hesitancy in the Sydney FC defence to score with an overhead kick.

Coach Graham Arnold is already on the hunt for a gloveman to replace Belgium-bound Vukovic, but made a point of silencing Redmayne's critics. "The last four years we've had hard starts and it's important for us to have a good start even though we have a hard programme when we kick off", he added.

"He gives them something different because he is good in the air but I think it is time for him to leave and Arsenal to let him go".

While Arsenal finished fifth in the league last season, Mourinho claims they were the third most successful in England because they won the FA Cup. The Gunners dominated from whistle to whistle at a packed ANZ Stadium, but only had a couple of goals to show for it. He got the first chapter off to a decent start here.

Joe Willock also impressed and nearly had a goal to show for his efforts but was denied after a jinking, mazy run by Sydney keeper Andrew Redmayne.

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