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Despite Numerous Approaches, Arsenal Striker Is To Stay Put

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JULY 07: Olivier Giroud of France controls the ball under pressure of Jerome Boateng of Germany during the UEFA EURO semi final match between Germany and France at Stade Velodrome on July 7, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Arsenal rejected several approaches for striker Olivier Giroud from other clubs this summer, according to the Mirror.  The tabloid reports numerous, as of yet unnamed, clubs have made enquiries regarding the French frontman, who has been in fine form at this summer’s Euros, scoring three goals. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is thought to have dismissed the offers, with the Gunners keen to strengthen, …

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Euro 2016: A Portugal-France Combined XI Based On Stats

FILE PHOTO - (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 540171428 and 544406362) In this composite image a comparision has been made between Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (L) and Antoine Griezmann of France. France and Portugal meet in the EURO 2016 Final on July 10, 2016 at the Stade de France in Paris,France. ***LEFT IMAGE*** SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 14, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Antoine Griezmann of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between France and Iceland at Stade de France on July 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

After a month-long campaign, 24 teams have been whittled down to two as hosts France take on Portugal in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday night. Both teams have, at times, made hard work of reaching the final, but it cannot be argued that both nations have reached the showpiece on merit. Each has had their individual stars, but a …

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Euro 2016: Best XI Of The Quarter Finals

Eight became four over the weekend as Portugal, Wales, Germany and France all booked their places in the semi finals of Euro 2016. While Portgual and Germany needed penalty shootouts to progress to the last four, Wales and France delivered performances of confidence and composure to ensure that the overall race for the Henri Delaunay trophy is a remarkably open …

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How Olivier Giroud’s International Performances Confirm His Strengths And Limitations

METZ, FRANCE - JUNE 04: Olivier Giroud of France (R) celebrates his team's first goal with team mates Bacary Sagna and Dimitri Payet during the International Friendly between France and Scotland on June 4, 2016 in Metz, France. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images)

For Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, the current European Championship looks likely to be a very memorable tournament. Regardless of France’s success in the championship, Giroud’s displays for the French national side have so far vindicated the view that he is a great team player yet far from a prolific goalscorer. _____ Since his arrival at the Emirates, the Frenchman has …

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European Reunion: Premier League Well Represented At The Euros

As the 2016 European Championships kick off in France this weekend, England will be hoping they don’t make a swift exit from this particular european union and remain beyond June 23. The English Premier League (EPL) is contributing more players to this summer’s tournament than any other league. And the rebranded English Football League (EFL) will proudly provide just as …

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Summer Additions Will Get The Best Out Of Olivier Giroud

With the seemingly imminent signing of Leicester City talisman Jamie Vardy, the speculation regarding Henrikh Mkhitaryan being keen on a move to Arsenal and rumours implying that Wenger may sign another forward, Olivier Giroud may actually thrive from these acquisitions. Contrary to the belief that the Frenchman will suffer from Arsenal’s activeness in the summer transfer window, Giroud will possibly …

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Arsenal Fans Go Mental As St Totteringham’s Day Finally Arrives

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Arsenal’s wretched form at the turn of the year meant that finishing below Tottenham for the first time since 1995 looked a near certainty. The annual tradition of “St. Totteringham’s Day” – the point at which Spurs mathematically cannot finish above their North London rivals – seemed as though it would not be happening this year as Mauricio Pochettino’s side …

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France Name Outrageously Strong Squad For Euro 2016

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 25: The France team line up prior to the International Friendly match between Netherlands and France at Amsterdam Arena on March 25, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

France are seen as one of the pre-tournament favourites (especailly on home soil), and on the basis of this squad it is easy to see why. Didier Deschamps has named his 23-man squad for the European Championships well in advance of the deadline, and, as expected, it is brimming with talent. Despite the exclusion of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and …

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The Arsenal Summer Clear-Out: Who Stays And Who Goes?

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: Olivier Giroud (R) of Arsenal reacts after failing to score with Theo Walcott during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Britannia Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

After a season that descended from a Premier League title challenge to the familiar scrap for the Champions League places, many Arsenal fans are desperate to see a massive shake-up this summer. Though many would like to see Arsène Wenger leave the club after almost two decades, the chances of the manager departing before the expiry of his contract next year …

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Rumours Point Towards Big Money Moves For Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal celebrate victory after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

With the season drawing to a close, and Arsenal’s chances of any silverware looking extremely slim (sound familiar?), the rumours regarding summer transfers are starting to pick up pace. This window, calls for Wenger to splash the cash will be louder than ever before. If you believe what you see in the papers, he may be ready to do this. …

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Barca Clash Signalled There May Be A Changing Of The Guard At Arsenal

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 15: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on during an Arsenal press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Barcelona at Camp Nou on March 15, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Barcelona saw the potential uprising of stars and the possible demise of big name players at Arsenal. There was a strange feeling conjured up after the Gunners’ defeat to Barcelona; displays from certain players created a satisfactory and hopeful feeling, however on the contrary it was a typical Arsenal performance of late where we …

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