Jamie Carragher Explains Why He's A Big Fan Of Olivier Giroud

Lester Mason
August 15, 2017

West Ham, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with having an interest in the Frenchman.

Shinji Okazaki cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener, before Jamie Vardy's strike helped Leicester take the lead on 29 minutes. Just two minutes after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey scored to even it up, the Gunners put together an impressive passing move that eventually saw a shot from Lacazette tipped over the bar by Kasper Schmeichel. But he may find that he has no say in the matter because Wenger will decide.

"Nemanja is top player with a top stability and we need that".

"There was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay", the French worldwide is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

Giroud appears willing - if a little reluctantly - to accept his role as an understudy to Lacazette.

"If you were a manager, you're on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned", Wenger said.

After taking some time to analyse his league rivals throughout the weekend, Manchester United played their game last, and they took full advantage of it.

When they were down 3-2, Wenger brought Giroud on, to play alongside his countryman, to impart some real firepower to the Gunners up front. "He doesn't want to leave".

Giroud was on the pitch for nearly half an hour against Leicester with the 26-year-old Lacazette, who joined from Lyon.

Speaking on his explosive Premier League debut, Lacazette told Arsenal.com: "It was a rollercoaster ride but it went well".

"I nearly provided an assist to him and he was also very impressive on the flanks. It's up to me to adapt". Many chances were created throughout the remaining part of the game, but they were not converted until very late in the game when Miguel Britos scored from a corner kick for Watford to make it 3-3, which was the final score.

"After Gary Cahill's red card, we lost composure and conceded three goals", Conte said. "We were quite good last year on corners and with a bit of work we can get that out of our system", added Wenger, who has been given another two years in charge of Arsenal.

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