An Arsène Wenger favourite, much to the distaste of a chunk of Arsenal fans, it seems Olivier Giroud isn’t going anywhere for the time being.

The strong interest the Premier League club have in Gonzalo Higuain led to a claim from Italy that Arsenal had made an offer of €60m + Olivier Giroud for the Argentinean striker, and the Frenchman’s agent said that if he were to be sold, then they would see what happened.

However, at no point did he say there were plans for the France international to be sold; something he wished to make clear as he spoke to TuttoMercatoWeb on Monday about his client’s future.

He said: “Everything I’ve read about Giroud is untrue. I only said that if Arsenal wanted to sell, then we would see, but today he is an Arsenal player and I’d like to stress we haven’t even thought about another project. Not even for one minute.”

Michael Manuello made it clear there had been no contact whatsoever with Napoli, and that he was the only representative Giroud had, so everything went through him.

As for Arsenal looking for a new striker: “You always need two strikers. Welbeck is out for nine months, unfortunately. It’s quite normal that when you play in a great team, you should face strong competition.”

That should clear a few things up.