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Arsenal will face Bayern Munich tonight in the Champions League with the aim to turn back a 5-1 deficit which we suffered in the first leg of the game.
Frenchman Olivier Giroud has told French media that he gets confused and he doesn’t understand Arsene Wenger’s choices of team selection.
“In the last important games, I was in delicacy with an ankle,” he told Team Duga on RMC via Google translate.
“I hesitated to take an injection to cure the inflammation. But I tore the muscles of the fibula that protect the ankle on the left. So we could not make that injection that would have saved me time.
“It needed rest.
“Against Chelsea, I almost did not make the team sheet. It was the same for the next two games.
“I was on the team sheet and the coach saved me. I did not even come on. It is something that has made talk in France. So here I give you the explanation. It is clear and simple.
“After the trip to Bayern, we made the decision to put me on rest. I have had two weeks to look after myself and I hope to be done with these physical problems.”
“I had discussions with the coach and of course I prefer to be on the pitch, to bring my stone to the building.
“At times, the coach makes tactical choices. Of course, I do not always understand them.
“But it’s also about being a competitor.
“We must always question ourselves.
“Do not be happy not to play, that’s normal. Otherwise, it would mean that I have nothing to do with it.
“I always want to bounce back. And when the coach called on me, I showed him by being decisive when I came in. “