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Giroud looking to hold talks with Arsenal over future

With rumors about that Arsenal want to buy a striker this summer, Olivier Giroud is demanding talks with the club over his future

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According to L'Equipe, and beautifully summarized by Daily Cannon's Nia Griffiths, Arsenal's striker Olivier Giroud and his representatives are wanting to hold talks over his future at Arsenal.

It's fair to say that Giroud had a very up and down 2015-16 season. The same player who helped fire Arsenal into the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a hat trick away at Olympiacos is also the same player who went nearly 40% of the season without scoring a goal, who is also the same player who scored a hat trick on the final day of the season (Aston Villa aside).

When Danny Welbeck returned to health he was almost immediately preferred to Giroud, and now that Welbeck will be out most of next season with knee injury rumors have suggested Arsenal will be looking to buy a new striker in the market. The Frenchman will turn 30 shortly after next season begins, and with the twilight of his career firm in his sight it makes sense why he wants to know what his current status is at Arsenal.