Search

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud ‘out for six weeks’ with hamstring injury

PUBLISHED: 11:46 24 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 24 December 2017

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (centre) is replaced by Reiss Nelson (left) during the Carabao Cup quarter-final against West Ham (pic Adam Davy/PA)

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (centre) is replaced by Reiss Nelson (left) during the Carabao Cup quarter-final against West Ham (pic Adam Davy/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks according to reports in France.

Giroud, 31, played in the 1-0 win over West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter final on Tuesday evening, but was forced to leave the field with 12 minutes remaining with a hamstring injury.

Speaking after the match Gunners boss Arsene Wenger indicated the injury would mean Giroud would miss three weeks but the muscle tear has proved to be worse than originally thought, meaning the French forward will not be available for selection until February at the earliest.

The reports came from respected French national sports newspaper L’Equipe who say he could miss as many as ten matches including both legs of the league cup semi final tie against London rivals Chelsea.

The outlet also suggested the injury will prevent the former Montpelier frontman from leaving the Emirates during the January transfer window.

Latest Islington Sports News

Yesterday, 14:50

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he is so keen for Alexandre Lacazette to play as a central striker, the former Borussia Dortmnd centre-forward is happy to move to the left flank.

Yesterday, 14:18

Bayer Leverkusen’s regional newspaper, the Rheinische Post, has called the Twitter trolling of Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech an ‘own goal’ by the club’s social media team, while asking whether the experienced Czech international could have simply ignored the tweet. Read our resident German football expert and Arsenal writer Rosie Tudball’s translation.

Yesterday, 12:00

The captain praised his squad after winning their third consecutive match last weekend

Yesterday, 11:50

Bayer Leverkusen fans have reacted with embarrassment to their clubs attempt to troll Arsenal keeper Petr Cech. Read on for our resident German football expert and Arsenal writer Rosie Tudball’s piece on the fallout from the Bundesliga club’s clumsy attempt at humour Unai Emery’s side lost 2-0 to Manchester City.

Yesterday, 10:00

The latest news from the Highgate Harriers athletics club

Mon, 18:16

Sam Allardyce has launched an astonishing attack on Arsenal boss Unai Emery – prompting a furious respoonse from loyal Gunners fans.

Mon, 15:00

Paul Bickerton has taken over as LFA CEO following the departure of Lisa Pearce

Mon, 13:29

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been speaking after his side’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. Read Rosie Tudball’s story here.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now