English Premiership

France coach urges Giroud to leave Gunners

2017-12-04 13:18
Olivier Giroud.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - France assistant coach Guy Stephane has urged Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud to move to a different club to improve his chances of playing at the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

Giroud has been playing an important part for Les Blues in recent years, and scored the goal that secured their qualification to the 2018 World Cup, but Stephane has made it clear that he needs regular playing time.

The 31-year-old striker has only played 234 minutes of Premier League football and is behind compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the Arsenal pecking order, which has put his World Cup dream in doubt.

"It’s clear that he’s not playing enough and Didier has already had the chance to talk about it,” France manager Didier Deschamps's assistant Stephane told TF1. “He has to find a solution in the coming weeks.

"It’s up to him to see. He’s been very good in the last couple of months, he's featured a lot and scored important goals, so now he has to play a lot."

Arsenal next travel to the St. Mary's Stadium in an English Premiership clash against Southampton and will be aiming to make up ground on the Manchester clubs.

Kick off is at 14:00.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Fulham v Watford, Craven Cottage 13:30
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 16:00
Cardiff City v Manchester City, Cardiff City Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Huddersfield Town, King Power Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Old Trafford 16:00
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Selhurst Park 16:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The American Express Community Stadium 18:30
Sunday, 23 September 2018
West Ham United v Chelsea, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Everton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 29 September 2018
West Ham United v Manchester United, London Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Watford, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Everton v Fulham, Goodison Park 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Leicester City, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Liverpool, Stamford Bridge 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.