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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirate Stadium this summer due to the imminent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.
Giroud has been linked with a move to West Ham but reports suggested he has been formally approached by Lyon president as a possible replacement should Lacazette move away from the French club.
‘There has been an approach to Giroud,’ Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas told L’Equipe last week.
‘He is a boy we like, who scores a lot of goals and who has a lot of ambition for [next year’s World Cup in] Russia.
‘He told me himself that he wanted to take him time, that things were not completely clear with Arsenal, and he has the secret hope to be the No 1 attacker at Arsenal next season.’