Arsenal star’s agent insists summer exit not on

The agent of Olivier Giroud is adamant that his client will not be leaving Arsenal this summer.

The France international has recently been linked with a move away from London amid concerns about his private life.

Talk of a return to his homeland has been floating around gossip columns in recent weeks, while some reports have suggested that interest from Italian sides Juventus and Roma is strong.

Giroud struggled in his debut season in England last term, but has had a fruitful campaign this time around netting 12 Premier League goals to keep the Gunners in contention for the title.

Despite claims that the 27-year-old is on the verge of a move this off-season, his agent, Michael Manuello, says that he is looking to stay at the Emirates Stadium and maybe sign a new contract:

“The rumours about Olivier are not surprising given that he is having a great season.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

“I read about Juventus and Roma, but the truth is that there has been no contact with these clubs or with other ones.

“Juve were interested, it is true, but that was before he moved to Arsenal.

“He’s very settled in London and the club is happy with him. I think there is no possibility he might change club.

“At the end of the season we will meet with the Gunners to discuss a contract extension.”

Giroud is expected to make his nation’s squad for the 2014 World Cup.