Everton should give up on Olivier Giroud after latest comments

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton reportedly wanted to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has suggested to The Mirror that he does not plan to leave the club in the January transfer window.

The France international has stated that he is happy at Arsenal despite not being guaranteed a place in the starting lineup.

The 31-year-old, who won the Ligue 1 title with Montpellier in 2012 and the FA Cup in England with Arsenal in 2014, 2015 and 2017, has played a total of just 177 minutes in the Premier League for the Gunners so far this season.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates his sides second gol during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

“No, for the moment I am not questioning myself about my future,” Giroud told The Mirror. “I am happy at Arsenal and I am fine with the decision to stay because I want to.

I am thinking that the story between the club and myself is not over and not finished. I keep believing in my quality and I keep the faith.

“I have a lot of objectives with Arsenal and my country so I always try to move forward and keep scoring.”

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in...

Everton should move on

According to The Mirror, Everton wanted to sign Giroud from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Ronald Koeman, who was recently dismissed as the Toffees’ manager, was desperate to sign the Frenchman.

Reports in The Liverpool Echo and Metro in September claimed that the Toffees will make a bid of £40 million for Giroud in the January transfer window.

Given the Frenchman’s aforementioned comments, it would make sense for the Merseyside outfit to stop chasing him and look for a striker elsewhere.

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