Olivier Giroud ‘frustrated’ with role under Sarri and ready to leave Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Mar 2019 11:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link356Shares The Frenchman appears unlikely to renew his contract with the Blues (Picture: Getty)Olivier Giroud is unhappy with his lack of game time at Chelsea this season and says he is willing to take a step down in order to play a more important role at another club.The Frenchman has not started a Premier League match since the turn of the year, with January recruit Gonzalo Higuain preferred, though he has retained his place in Didier Deschamps’ international squad.Despite Higuain’s mixed performances and Giroud excelling in Europe – he has nine goals in as many appearances in the Europa League this season – he is no closer to the starting XI. Olivier Giroud ‘frustrated’ with bit-part role under Maurizio Sarri and ready to leave Chelsea Commentcenter_img Giroud is still highly regarded in France and made the latest national team squad (Getty)‘It could be that I end my career in France.’Giroud won the Ligue 1 title with Montpellier before moving to Arsenal in 2012 and has been heavily linked with a move to Marseille when his contract expires, though his salary demands are believed to be a stumbling block.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Giroud has not started a Premier League match since Higuain arrived (Picture: Getty)With his contract expiring in the summer, the 32-year-old admits he may need to leave Stamford Bridge having become increasingly annoyed with his current situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Of course it’s frustrating,’ Giroud told RTL this week. ‘Today, I have the impression that there is clearly no competition [with Higuain] since January.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s like that, I know I’m only going to play in the Europa League and I try to do what it takes to be as effective and important as possible for the team.’On where he could go next, he continued: ‘The future may be hectic this summer. I’m not afraid to go down a level to have more playing time.last_img

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