Olivier Giroud has stated he has no doubts about his future at Arsenal and has cleared any speculation about his potential exit from the club.
The Arsenal striker has fallen down the pecking order with Alexis Sanchez becoming the preferred centre-forward for Arsene Wenger this season.
With a late return from Euro 2016 and then missing games due to picking up a Champions League suspension and subsequent toe injury, Giroud has missed most of the season so far.
However, the Frenchman sees no cause for concern and is confident about his place at the club.
“I do not have any doubts about my future at Arsenal,” the 30-year-old told Telefoot.
“There is always competition for places. There are a lot of attackers at every big club.”
Giroud has yet to start a game in the Premier League and was still used as a substitute in the 1-1 North London Derby against Spurs last week.
“At this time, the coach has opted for the solution of Sanchez leading the attack, partly because of my injury,” added the former Montpellier man.
“So I now hope to get more game time of course. Alexis and I are different types of attackers and the coach has to make a decision. But I intend to come back even stronger.”
Giroud acted a super sub when he marked his return from injury by scoring two goals in a 4-1 victory against Sunderland.
This however did not convince Wenger enough to start him against the Spurs, but he may find himself leading the line against Manchester United at Old Trafford next weekend with Alexis a potential doubt.