Arsenal are willing to include Olivier Giroud as part of a fresh bid to Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, according to Standard Sport.
The report claims that while Wenger would like to keep hold of Giroud he is prepared to use him in a part-exchange deal for either Mbappe or Alexandre Lacazette.
Giroud has recently played down talk of a move to Marseille after being linked with a summer exit although recent speculation has also claimed interest from West Ham.
Mbappe, meanwhile, continues to dominate the headlines particularly after yet another eye-catching performance in the international friendly between France and England.
Should Arsenal manage to land either Mbappe or Lacazette, it’s likely that Giroud will once again be forced to accept a bench role, as he did last season.
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Despite scoring 12 goals in the Premier League last time out, he started just 11 games, although whether Monaco would be interested in taking Giroud remains to be seen.
The report also claims that despite interest from practically all Europe’s top clubs in Mbappe, Wenger remains hopeful of a deal due to his relationship with the player.