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​Arsenal forward Giroud relaxed at lack of game-time

Olivier Giroud has insisted he has "no problem" with Arsene Wenger's decision to leave him out of the starting line-up for each of Arsenal's opening three games, reports the London Evening Standard.

Wenger insisted after Euro 2016 that he would give his quartet of semi-finalists an extended break before returning them to the side.

Giroud was back in action for his national side in a 3-1 win over Italy in Bari on Thursday, scoring France's second goal in an impressive victory.

Speaking after the match he insisted that he had no concerns over his place at Arsenal, who spent £17m on Deportivo striker Lucas Perez earlier this week.

"My club situation? I'm not worried, I came back very late from the Euros," he said.

"It was normal to throw me in gradually. There is no problem on that side."

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