Date: 25th April 2017 at 10:37am
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Manager Arsene Wenger’s press conference ahead of the midweek clash against Leicester City also featured questions about the future of striker Olivier Giroud with Marseille linked with a reported £20million offer for the Frenchman.

Speaking to Sky Sports as he met with the media, on the subject of Giroud he confirmed that there has been no bid from the Ligue 1 side and in his mind the club wouldn’t sell the striker anyway with him contracted up until 2020.

Sky report that Marseille have made him their top target for the summer, but Wenger explained.

‘I have had no approach from Marseille and we want to keep Olivier Giroud at the club.’

In a potential hint about the future, Wenger went on to say that he naturally continued looking for transfer targets for the future.

‘Yes, of course. I work until the last day of the season for the present and the future. Transfer targets are the future of the club and therefore they are very important. What happens with me is a bit secondary, what is important is the future of the club.’

With Leicester City next up in the Premier League fixture list, questions about our failed £20million bid for Jamie Vardy over the summer returned, and on that subject, Wenger added.

‘Some transfers are successful and some are not and you have to accept the decision of the player involved. I respect completely the decision he made and you move forward and onto other things. I don’t think we could have done anything more. We did what we wanted to do. He (Vardy) would have been one of the strikers we would have had available and you can’t guarantee that he would have been our main striker when you move to a big club.’

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