Giroud has had a brilliant Euro 2016 campaign, in which has seen his homeland France, reach the final of the competition.
Giroud has helped his side along the way, scoring 3 goals as well as being involved in lots of build up play for his striking partner Antione Griezmann.
Giroud went into the tournament a little out of form for Arsenal, although he did score a hat-trick on the last day of the season. His inconsistency over the course of the season was a blow to the Gunners again, however Giroud has been consistent for his country, both in preparation for Euro 2016, as well as at the tournament itself.
Such has been his form that The Mirror is today reporting that Giroud has attracted interest from some European clubs this summer. The mirror writes that ‘After initially suggesting they could be open to offers at the time, Arsenal have now insisted the Euro 2016 finalist is not for sale.’
Quite where or who has been enquiring about the Frenchman remains unknown, however I’m not surprised that Giroud has raised a few eyebrows from clubs who are in need of a new striker. Reports had previously suggested that perhaps the 29 year old was growing unfavourable at Arsenal and so maybe other European clubs have put Giroud on their watch list. After a good Euro 2016 campaign, the level of interest in Giroud would have only risen.
Giroud may not be the most favourable striker or consistent player at Arsenal, however he does have strengths and qualities that Arsenal can effectively utilise. In my opinion there is no reason for Arsene Wenger to look at selling Giroud this summer. Instead he should just be looking out for a new striker to either partner Giroud or give the Frenchman some competition for places.
Arsenal continue their search for a new striker with Álvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette remaining firm favourites for the Gunners.