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  • Olivier Giroud insists his "story is not over" at Arsenal but revealed he came close to leaving the club during the summer. The France international has come off the bench in all the Gunners' games so far this season having fallen behind club-record signing and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order.Danny Welbeck also seems to have surpassed Giroud in manager Arsene Wenger's thinking but the 30-year-old striker is likely to get a rare chance to impress from the start in Thursday's Europa League clash with Cologne.Wenger will make a raft of changes as Arsenal play in the competition for the first time in 17 years, with Giroud expected to be one of several alterations.Giroud - who scored a late winner on the opening day Premier League win against Leicester - has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place at the Emirates Stadium and admits that he nearly quit over the summer having been linked with the likes of Everton and West Ham.Asked how close h..

    Olivier Giroud wants to write new chapter in his Arsenal story

    Olivier Giroud insists his "story is not over" at Arsenal but revealed he came close to leaving the club during the summer. The France international has come off the bench in all the Gunners' games so far this season having fallen behind club-record signing and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order.Danny Welbeck also seems to have surpassed Giroud in manager Arsene Wenger's thinking but the 30-year-old striker is likely to get a rare chance to impress from the start in Thursday's Europa League clash with Cologne.Wenger will make a raft of changes as Arsenal play in the competition for the first time in 17 years, with Giroud expected to be one of several alterations.Giroud - who scored a late winner on the opening day Premier League win against Leicester - has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place at the Emirates Stadium and admits that he nearly quit over the summer having been linked with the likes of Everton and West Ham.Asked how close h..
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