Giroud eclipses Lacazette as Arsenal wins in Sydney

Olivier Giroud is being linked with a move away from Arsenal

Previous year they took only a single point from their first two games against Liverpool and Leicester City, with a host of players unavailable due to their involvement in the Euros.

Our players are certainly aware of this honour.

It took Alexandre Lacazette just 15 minutes to justify his $79 million price tag, scoring on debut for Arsenal's as they dominated the reigning A-League champions.

It's because of my experience as a player in England I can fully appreciate the emotions numerous Wanderers' players have experienced (and will experience) as they've prepared for this special occasion. "I don't know what happened".

Thirteen players left at the end of last campaign in Popovic's annual cleanout, but quality has replaced them in Spanish marquee striker Oriol Riera, Michael Thwaite, Josh Risdon, Chris Herd and Roly Bonevacia.

I want them to use this match to showcase their talents - and Australian football - on a global stage. Unlike Ozil though, Sanchez has elite-level suitors - with Manchester City chief among them.

Mesut Ozil, Lacazette and the rest of the squad could be seen kicking back in the pool facilities, while striker Olivier Giroud was also present despite continued speculation regarding his future.

Arsene Wenger at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, July 11.

Speaking to reporters, including the Daily Mirror, while on Arsenal's pre-season tour of Australia, the 30-year-old revealed the thought of leaving the club was on his mind. It was a hard decision because Id played for England but I felt more at home there.

Wenger signalled he'd use the Sky Blues game and Saturday's run against Western Sydney to experiment.

Lacazette, along with seven others, were withdrawn by Arsene Wenger after 66 minutes, the club-record signing enduring a quiet game after a lively start.

The 26-year-old, who moved from Olympique Lyonnais this month for a big fee British media put, paid an nearly immediate dividend on his five-year deal at Sydney's Olympic Stadium.



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