WENGER RESPONDS TO CHELSEA’S RECENT LINKS WITH GIROUD

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Chelsea have been linked with a number of strikers, as the Blues seek a striking signing, and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has been the latest name to be linked with Chelsea as reports claim Edin Dzeko’s transfer has hit a brick wall.

Asked about Chelsea’s interest in Giroud, Wenger responded: “I want Olivier to stay.

“I have told you that if nobody goes in, nobody goes out. Maybe some youngsters are loaned but the experienced side of the squad stays the same unless someone comes in.”

Wenger confirmed that Giroud remains an ‘important’ player at Arsenal but did not rule out the possibility of the striker leaving.

Asked if Giroud has asked for a move, Wenger replied: “No. I have consistent exchange with him. We speak about it a lot.

“He has played a lot of games and scored important goals. He is an important player and every player has a lot of respect for him.

“He will get more games and can only leave if someone else comes in.”

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