Ever since he first joined the Gunners, five years ago, from Montpellier, he has been trying and trying to become a regular in their starting eleven, he never quite managed that, and this summer he came closer than ever before to leaving Emirates. He stayed, and he explained why.
There was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay. I’ve been hesitating because I’m the most happy man when I play and I am on the pitch. But I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important part to play this season in the club and I feel good in my head and also physically
Olivier Giroud told reporters, talking about his decision to… close his ears to clubs calling him to leave Arsenal.
I am 100 per cent focused on the club project. I’ve been through five amazing years here so I felt like the story had to continue. There are nice days to come from me in an Arsenal shirt. Good competition is always good for the team – it forces you to always give your best
the France international also said, having started the new Premier League season with an important goal, the fourth in Arsenal’s 4-3 win over Leicester City.