15 July 2017

Olivier Giroud accused of snubbing team-mate Alexandre Lacazette after scoring in Arsenal’s win over Sydney

OLIVIER GIROUD has been accused of blanking Alexandre Lacazette during Arsenal’s pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

The towering striker has seen his first-team spot further under threat following the £52.6million arrival of his French compatriot. 

Olivier Giroud appeared to snub Alexandre Lacazette after scoring the opener
The Arsenal striker has found his place in the team under further threat following Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival

And he has found himself at the centre of debate yet again following his goal in the 3-1 friendly victory. 

After firing Arsenal ahead after 33 minutes, Giroud appeared to snub Lacazette during his celebration.

Arsenal’s new boy went over to his fellow striker and attempted to give him a high five but Giroud headed in the opposite direction to celebrate with the rest of his team-mates.

Giroud has been the subject of a bid from West Ham but Slaven Bilic’s side have turned their attentions elsewhere. 

He started just 11 Premier Leagye games for the Gunners last season as Wenger refused to confirm whether he will remain at the Emirates.

Speaking after the win, the boss said: “Yeah, there’s a lot of speculation.

Olivier Giroud has been linked with moves away from Arsenal this summer
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Olivier Giroud scored the opener as Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny also found the net
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Alexandre Lacazette is set to be Arsenal’s main man next season
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Arsenal's record £52m signing Alexandre Lacazette scores on debut
Arsene Wenger recently signed a two year contract extension as Arsenal boss this summer
Arsene Wenger refused to comment whether Olivier Giroud will stay at Arsenal

“I’ve said many times I’ve huge respect for Olivier Giroud, for the man he is, the way he loves our club.

‘Even with all the speculation he’s focused, he does his job. He’s shown that again tonight.”

Borussia Dortmund, Everton and AC Milan have all been linked with the 30-year-old.


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