Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad with injury


OLIVIER GIROUD plans to stick to his guns and stay with Arsenal beyond the January transfer window despite being a Premier League sub.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is a major doubt for Saturday after being taking off against Wales and has since been withdrawn from the France squad.

Giroud said: "For the moment I am not questioning myself about my future".

"I have a lot of objectives with Arsenal and my country so I always try to move forward and keep scoring".

The Frenchman, who netted for his nation in a 2-0 friendly win over Wales on Friday, said he was still happy with his decision to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

The France worldwide has stated that he is happy at Arsenal despite not being guaranteed a place in the starting lineup. I don't want to stop there.

Giroud's goal against Wales brought him into some good company with the France national team, as he moved to within one goal of fifth-placed Jean-Pierre Papin.

Playing back-up to the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez, Giroud has only scored three goals in 17 games for the Gunners this term.

Giroud has only scored three goals for Arsenal this season and has struggled for starts since the arrival of his worldwide team-mate Alexandre Lacazette.

"It's always nice to be the 10th player in France's history to score [that many goals]", he told Arsenal Player. That's most important for me.

"Usually, I play a bit less with Arsenal but I always try to keep my efficiency high".

However, Wales boss Coleman explained that it was always the plan for the midfielder to play just one game over the worldwide break and insists he came through the game unscathed.