Arsenal: Massive Boost for Arsene Wenger Amid Transfer Speculation

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Arsene Wenger at The Emirates Stadium, London, April 30. Speculation over players leaving Arsenal has surrounded the club. Paul Gilham/Getty

French striker Olivier Giroud has vowed to "come back even stronger" and fight for his place as the spearhead of Arsenal's attack.

Injury had sidelined the 30-year-old earlier in the season, with Alexis Sanchez emerging as Arsene Wenger's new first-choice in attack after scoring eight times this season.

Giroud has struck from the bench since his return for Arsenal but speculation over a January move away from the Emirates Stadium was quashed by the striker this week.

"I do not have any doubts about my future at Arsenal," Giroud told French television show Telefoot.

"There is always competition for places. There are a lot of attackers at every big club.

"At the moment, the coach prefers Sanchez up front, also because I have been injured. I just hope to get playing time again now. Alexis and I are different types of attackers and the coach has to make a decision.

"But I intend to come back even stronger."

Arsenal, currently fourth in the Premier League, faces a tough trip to Old Trafford on Saturday to face Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

Wenger's side has not lost since the opening day of the Premier League season.

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