Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told Giroud he could leave in the summer following the signing of Alexandre Lacazette.

But despite knowing he would be dropped to become Lacazette's deputy and interest from Everton, West Ham and Marseille, Giroud decided to stay at the Emirates and fight for his place.

And so far, the 31-year-old has scored two goals in 11 appearances, with just three being starts.

But reports in Italy suggest Giroud could now leave for first-team football next summer.