English Premiership

Injured Giroud out until next year

2014-08-27 10:49
Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, who injured his ankle in the Gunners' 2-2 draw away at Goodison Park over the weekend, will be out until next year.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits the injury is even worse than first feared and has been told the rehabilitation process will drag on long into 2015.

“You cannot plan to get an injury like that, in the 94th minute. I still don’t understand how he did it. He overstretched his ankle. It was on the ball, not a contact (with another player). The problem is, I think, his tibia," Wenger said.

According to the Mirror, the London club have now contacted Manchester United about signing Danny Welbeck as a possible replacement for Giroud before the transfer window closes on Monday.

United want £16m for Welbeck but are reluctant to sell to a direct rival, pushing Wenger into looking at various options with QPR striker Loic Remy and Torino’s Italian forward Allesio Cerci possibilities.


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