Ligue 1 side entertain notion of procuring Emirates Stadium forward.
Montpellier president Louis Nicollin said: “I dropped by to put the players in their place. We are not where we should be. I was firm with them and I reminded them of their responsibilities.
“Our centre-forward is off form, our defence lacks energy and, above all, we’re not working as hard as last season.
“The Champions League is the icing on the cake for us and I told the players to take it seriously for the fans who made sacrifices to buy tickets.
“I like Olivier Giroud a lot and if Arsenal want to loan him back to us, we will take him.
SOURCE: Daily Star
One would imagine that this is a rather disingenuous bit of mind game trickery from the Montpellier chief, who is something of an eccentric character at the best of times.
Olivier Giroud hasn’t started all that well but his Arsenal career is only just beginning and talk of the French international being a ‘flop’ are incredibly premature. The former Montpellier man had two standout seasons with the Ligue 1 title winners and was a much sought after property who will in time surely get his goal-scoring boots on.
Luckily for Arsene Wenger goals have not proven hard to come by of late, with eight goals scored in their last two Premier League encounters after two sticky goalless draws against Sunderland and Stoke City.
Luckily fellow new boys Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla have immediately adapted to life in the English top tier.
Giroud may well be hoping to get his Gunners account up and running tonight as he takes on his former side in the Champions League.
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