Speaking in an interview with Foot Mercato, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s agent moved to deny speculation linking his client to Marseille.
Michael Manuello had the following to say:
“Nothing is true. There was talk that Olivier was in contact with Rudi Garcia. I said that that was false. There is no contact between Marseille and us. At this point, there is no contact. Olivier wants to help his team qualify for the Champions League. When we know exactly what Arsène Wenger is doing, we will ask ourselves questions. We will think about what is possible and what is not possible.”
“Today when Olivier and I talk, there are no discussions about other projects. I believe that when you are at such a level, you first have to think about the club. We are not going to talk hypothetically about if Inter Milan, Marseille, Napoli or Lyon are interested… his future is not only linked with that of the manager. It is linked to what Arsenal are going to do and if there is a change at Arsenal in terms of how Olivier is implicated at the project. Things have not changed since his contract extension. Our desire is be at Arsenal long term. Olivier has been there for five years. The aim for Olivier is still to go as far as possible in this adventure with Arsenal to do great things there. At some point, if the two are to separate, we will see. But it is not the intention of the parties.”