Marseille: 'Olivier Giroud not interested in us'

Olivier Giroud waves during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 7, 2017
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Marseille manager Rudi Garcia admits that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is not prepared to join the Ligue 1 side this summer.

Marseille manager Rudi Garcia has admitted that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has no desire to move to the club.

The 30-year-old has faced an uncertain future this summer after the Gunners made clear their intentions to invest heavily in the transfer market and have already completed the club-record capture of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

As a result, a number of clubs have expressed an interest in his signature, including the French south coast side and big-spending Premier League side Everton.

Speaking to L'Equipe about the Frenchman's situation, Garcia conceded: "I do not think he wants to come to Marseille, Olivier Giroud. That's the problem.

"It is understandable - as he is a striker with the French national team who is making progress with Arsenal - that when he does change clubs, his interests might lie beyond OM."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently sang Giroud's praises, describing him as a player who "fights hard" and suggesting that he would remain at the Emirates once the transfer window closes.

Olivier Giroud in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley on January 22, 2017
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