Olivier Giroud has spoken about why he rejected the chance to move to Everton during the summer transfer window.
Aaron Ramsey insists Wales' promising youngsters have offered a positive glimpse into the future, despite a 2-0 friendly defeat to France. 'He's always supporting me and there is a lot of trust in each other.
"I always try to give everything for my country and I'm very proud to play for France".
"I am thinking that the story between the club and myself was not over and not finished". We will see what happens but I am happy at Arsenal for the moment.
Giroud's goal against Wales brought him into some good company with the France national team, as he moved to within one goal of fifth-placed Jean-Pierre Papin. Only Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet, Michel Platini and Thierry Henry are ahead in the list, but Giroud has played less games than all of them. There's no guarantee Koscielny will even return to training given the issue, and whilst Didier Deschamps is continuing to count the player as part of his squad, returning with Giroud could have been the better plan.
Giroud has only scored three goals for Arsenal this season and has struggled for starts since the arrival of his worldwide team-mate Alexandre Lacazette.