Giroud warned by France coach over dangers of Arsenal stay

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Didier Deschamps has an array of talent at his disposal, but his second in command has warned one member of his squad ahead of the 2018 world Cup.

Moreover, Wenger is a big admirer of the Frenchman and is unlikely to allow him to leave the club midway through the campaign, especially since Giroud provides the manager with a different option in attack owing to his physical presence and aerial ability.

Mbappe and Dembele wheel away in celebration. And Guy Stephane has issued a word of warning to the 31-year-old about his spot in Deschamps' final squad for Russian Federation.

Giroud faces stiff competition for a place France's 23-man squad for Russian Federation, with the likes of Lacazette, Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman all pushing for a spot.

The France worldwide has fallen behind in the pecking order at Arsenal, since their capture of £52m man Alexandre Lacazette in the summer.

Peru pose an unknown threat for Giroud, but he has already sought advice from Arsenal's Colombia global David Ospina.

The France worldwide had the chance to leave the north London club during the summer transfer window following the arrival of Lacazette, but chose to remain and fight for his place.


Everton and West Ham were reportedly keen on signing him.

Ronald Koeman made it clear before he left Everton that Olivier Giroud had been a major target for the Merseyside club.

Well, Stephane is aware he has to find a solution. He has to find a solution in the coming weeks.

"It's up to him to see".

Last season the writing was on the wall for Olivier Giroud as he started to gain a reputation as being a supersub at Arsenal, and his first team chances became even slimmer when Wenger went out and bought Alexandre Lacazette in the close season.

"He has a very good goals-to-games ratio, but he now has to play".

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