He did play in 29 Premier League games this season, but he started in only 11, and it looks like he is not willing to spend another year being a… useful substitute.
I’ll talk to the coach. I had limited playing time but, at some point, there are things I will not be satisfied with, another year with such low playing time
Olivier Giroud told The Times, commenting on the fact that he played way less than what he had hoped for, and also less than what he believes he deserved.
It will be necessary to think with my family and advisers
the Arsenal striker also said, leaving no doubt that he considers his stay at Emirates Stadium anything but guaranteed.
He did mention though his contract with the Gunners, and how satisfied he is with everything else but his playing time.
I still have three years with Arsenal, so my future is for now with Arsenal. I feel good, I want to win the championship of England. Afterwards, I do not know what my near future will be
the Frenchman said. Giroud, 30, knows he is at an age that he can’t afford to just sit on the bench and watch others play, no matter if that bench is of a top Premier League club.