Olivier Giroud's Agent Confirms the Striker's Future Depends on Arsene Wenger's Plans

Sam Morris
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will only decide on his long-term future once the plans of manager Arsene Wenger have been announced, his agent has confirmed - speaking to Foot Mercato, via ​Talksport.

It would be very fair to say the season has been 'mixed' for all involved at Arsenal Football Club; illustrated by the Gunners reaching another FA Cup final, but floundering in the league in their pursuit of the top four positions. 

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Olivier Giroud has been no different in his equally mixed performances this season, managing nine goals in nine starts and 16 appearances as substitute, whilst also being the subject of criticism along with his fellow players and manager. 

The 30-year-old striker is far from being a bad player though, and has proved his ability on numerous occasions. Therefore it is no surprise that reports regarding interest from Marseille have materialised.

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However, the French international's agent has been quick to downplay such talk, reiterating that:  "Nothing is true. There was talk that Olivier was in contact with Rudi Garcia. I said that that was false. There is no contact between Marseilles  and us. At this point, there is no contact.

"When we know exactly what Arsene Wenger is doing, we will ask ourselves questions. We will think about what is possible and what is not possible.  But his future is not only linked with that of the manager. It is linked to what Arsenal are going to do and if there is a change at Arsenal in terms of how Olivier is implicated at the project ."

It remains to be seen whether Olivier Giroud will still be at the Emirates next season, and the same can certainly be said for his manager.

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