It’s been so long since anything to do with Olivier Giroud drew cheers from our Arsenal supporting punters in the Transfer Tavern, we’re actually pretty taken aback by this one.
No matter how ironic it may be…
After failing to find the net in 14 games and a dreadful performance against Norwich City this weekend, the Frenchman has again come under fire.
His last goal game against Liverpool in mid-January and the barren run has come at a time when Arsene Wenger’s team had fallen away from title contention.
Imagine the Gunners’ delight then following reports from French outlet Foot Mercato that German outfit Wolfsburg are plotting a shock raid for the lumbering forward.
Having released another awful former Emirates striker in the shape of
Lord Nicklas Bendtner, the Bundesliga club are reportedly once again casting their glances to North London as they line up a replacement.
While the report claims the Les Blues marksman will not rush into a decision over his future, Wolfsburg would be willing to offer him the same sort of salary he commands on these shores.
To that end, the misfiring France international could bank between €6-€7m a year to move to Germany, where Die Wölfe have endured a miserable season in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne.
Should Arsenal cash in on Giroud? Or is he a decent backup?