Date: 15th November 2016 at 2:32pm
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An injured toe earlier in the season hasn’t aided Olivier Giroud’s chances of being in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI too often this season but the French international remains confident about his future hopes.

His two-goal appearance from the substitutes bench against Sunderland led to a Champions League start in Ludogorets but he’s still to make a Premier League start this season with the competition for places something he’s quoted by the Mirror as telling Telefoot, whilst on international duty, he would expect at Arsenal.

‘I do not have any doubts about my future at Arsenal. There is always competition for places. There are a lot of attackers at every big club.’

Alexis Sanchez, who is continuing to see question marks surrounding his own long-term future with Arsenal, is someone Giroud had recently said was a player he was confident enough of being able to play alongside but the Chilean is Wenger’s preferred forward at the moment.

He, after the full 90-minutes in France’s win against Sweden on Friday despite the fact Didier Deschamps had said he wasn’t at ‘full fitness’, has vowed to ‘come back even stronger’ after the final international break of the year.

‘At the moment, the coach prefers Sanchez up front, also because I have been injured. I just hope to get playing time again now. Alexis and I are different types of attackers and the coach has to make a decision. But I intend to come back even stronger.’

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