Olivier Giroud wants to stay and challenge for the title at Arsenal

Many of Giroud's 40 appearances for Arsenal this season came as a substitute - including a late cameo in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last week

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Olivier Giroud wants to stay at Arsenal and challenge for the Premier League title with the Gunners.

The 30-year-old Frenchman found his playing time reduced this past season with Alexis Sanchez instead preferred as the sole forward option.

As a result many of Giroud's 40 appearances for Arsenal came as a substitute - including a late cameo in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last week.

But the former Montpellier striker says he is not interested in a return to Ligue 1 at this time.

"I am not insensitive to the approaches of the French clubs and especially that of Marseille," he told French television show Telefoot. "But my future is in the Premier League. I still have titles to win. After the FA Cup, we will go for the league title. That's my goal."

Giroud was often overlooked this past season as Arsene Wenger preferred to play Sanchez, but the Chilean continues to be linked with a move away this summer.

Wenger ended speculation about his own future earlier this week by signing a new two-year contract to remain in charge at The Emirates and has pledged to make "two or three" new additions to his squad ahead of next season.

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