Everton rule out January bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has turned things around

One of Everton's main issues this season has been the failure to replace striker Romelu Lukaku who departed to join Premier League rivals Manchester United in the summer.

Giroud, who joined the Gunners in 2012, has admitted he had the chance to join Premier League club Everton during the last transfer window.

With Giroud struggling for minutes at Arsenal, he has been linked with another potential move away in January, with Everton again touted as a possible destination. "I was very close to another English club - Everton - but I think I made the best choice".

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has claimed that Olivier Giroud's wife could be responsible for blocking his proposed move to the club.

But when asked whether Giroud's wife prevented him from moving to Merseyside, Wenger replied: "No, I don't think so".

The Frenchman has still not broken into the Arsenal first team however, and some have mooted a winter move.

"I think I'll wait to see who comes in for who, rather than create speculation on who I might let go and let the rumours that are always created in December and January for this window", Allardyce said.

"As far as I know he doesn't want to move north of Watford, well his wife doesn't want to anyway".

"No player has yet knocked on my door and said: "Gaffer, you've got to get me away from here".

However, having suffered a hamstring injury against West Ham last week, it is feared that Giroud will be out of action until February.



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