Olivier Giroud 'not happy' in Arsenal substitute role, will fight for place

09 Novembre, 2016, 09:36 | Auteur: Ruben Ruiz
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He has even hinted he may look to leave the club at the end of next season when his current deal finishes.

Giroud's season has rarely threatened to get going after the extended break given to him by manager Arsene Wenger following his exploits with France this summer and the striker admits he was particularly upset at being left on the bench against PSG for a game in which he eventually picked up both a red card and a toe injury.

The 43-year-old, who has officially retired from football, has admitted he one days wishes to become the Gunners' sporting director.

Did you think Arsenal might struggle this season with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Conte coming into the Premier League? But... this (lack of playing time) cannot go on for too long and cannot happen too often. I have a good relation with the manager, that's important. They're playing young players in the Carling Cup, I think we have a very good future. The idea to mix Indian and foreign players is good but you need to have a regular league.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. I won't lie, there have been times I've been disappointed and not happy with my situation.

"I thought I would start (against PSG) because the coach had put me on the bench against Southampton, three days before".

Arsenal are in second place in the Premier League table but level on points with leaders Manchester City. It's not just today I discovered that.

Nevertheless, more importantly, he added that he wouldn't give up and will continue to fight for his place in the starting line-up, while he sees himself at the Emirates Stadium for another two or three years yet to see out his contract.

Me? No. Because it's not in my plans.

Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has confessed that he wants to return to the club as their sporting director in the near future. One is the talent, two his age, three is how much you expect him to improve your team, and four his resale value. "So I went to David Luiz and really apologised", said Ozil.