Published: Пт, Декабря 08, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Wenger responds to call for Giroud to leave Arsenal

Wenger responds to call for Giroud to leave Arsenal

The pair have mainly been used in the midweek cup games, and both could see their 2018 World Cup chances dwindle if they can't break into Wenger's first XI.

"He had a sickness a few weeks ago and after I didn't change the squad but in training, he looks very sharp".

Speaking to the media ahead of Thursday night's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov, Wenger simply replied "yes" when directly asked if Walcott will be staying at the club next month.

Obviously in the summer we are going to need more than two defenders when Ozil and Sanchez leave, but if we could buy the two defenders that we needed in January, who would you go for?

Arsene Wenger insists he can not consider the needs of the France national team when selecting which of his strikers to play. I have to consider the interest of the player but dominant of that will be the interests of the club.

'I have to consider the interest of the player but dominant of that will be the interests of the club and if you can combine the two it is better still but first is what is important for the club. "But first is what is important for the club". "He doesn't give up at all and is more determined than ever". "That's hard for me to answer that today". "For me, I've played in a back three for England and a couple of times for Tottenham, but I can't remember ever playing that for Arsenal", he said.

A number of Gunners players could be axed from their countries' rosters for Russian Federation if they aren't given more playing time.

'Inside the camp the other players have a respect for them. "Why did he say that?" It is not backed by the numbers.

Many of Arsenal's most established performances in the Premier League and Europe have involved Walcott playing an integral part in attack. "There he has a case, but competition is competition".

"But the shorter the contract is, the more hungry the players are usually". However, Wenger praised the pair for their attitude and ability to cope with the lack of opportunities.

He could join a number of Gunners players heading out the door in January, with Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson all potentially departing on permanent or loan deals.

However, Wenger has insisted that he will not sanction any sales that could make his squad weaker as they attempt to challenge on four fronts.

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