Date: 7th June 2017 at 2:20pm
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Who wouldn’t be unhappy at a lack of playing time? Olivier Giroud’s certainly made it clear, commenting in a news conference whilst on international duty with France, he’s looking for more action next season or he’ll consider his Arsenal future.

Giroud isn’t looking to force through an immediate exit but has issued a warning to Arsene Wenger he’ll be looking for more playing time in 2017-18, which could potentially be limited again with the Arsenal boss actively seeking added firepower this summer.

Quoted by Sky Sports, Giroud said: ‘I will put up with the transfer market. I will discuss with the coach but he is relying on me. It is true that I have had limited playing time but it was for a certain amount of time, it is true there were things against me. I will not settle for another year with such little playing time. I will have to think carefully to consider it with my relatives and my advisers. It will be a decision that will be maturely thought about to have more playing time.’

Limited to an impact from the substitute’s bench for much of last season, having dropped behind Alexis Sanchez in Wenger’s pecking order, Giroud still bagged an impressive return of 16 goals and continued his goalscoring form for France with a hat trick on Friday against Paraguay.

Under contract until 2020, Giroud isn’t going to make a hasty decision as he’s still happy at Arsenal and wants to help the Gunners win the Premier League, but his future decision will be based on how much Wenger plans to use him.

He added: ‘I still have two or even three years left on my Arsenal contract, for the moment my future is at Arsenal. I feel good here, I want to win the Premier League with Arsenal. But I don’t know what the future holds.’

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