Olivier Giroud hints at League Cup rest

Giroud hints at League Cup rest
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Olivier Giroud says that he will talk to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about the possibility of being rested for next Tuesday's League Cup clash with Chelsea.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has said that he will talk to Arsene Wenger about possibly being rested for next Tuesday's League Cup encounter with Chelsea.

The French international has scored seven goals for the Gunners this season and is keen to avoid burnout, although he is not feeling fatigued just yet.

"I feel good," PA quotes the 27-year-old as saying. "Maybe I will have some rest next week, for the Capital One Cup, I will speak to the boss.

"Over the years I have got used to playing a lot of games and I am OK with my body. I don't want to find a excuse."

The North London side travel to Selhurst Park to face managerless Crystal Palace on Saturday

Spurs' Roberto Soldado celebrates after scoring the opener from the penalty spot during the match against Swansea on August 25, 2013
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