France Star Warned He Must Leave Club For World Cup Place

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His lack of game time has left France manager Didier Deschamps anxious about his prospects for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Ahead of next year's World Cup in Russia, Giroud has been warned not to run the risk of losing his French spot becasue of limited game time.

Giroud faces stiff competition for a place France's 23-man squad for Russian Federation, with the likes of Lacazette, Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman all pushing for a spot.

"We obviously want to get out of this group, but I have always respected my opponents throughout my career", Giroud told RMC Sport.

"It's clear that he's not playing enough and Didier has already had the chance to talk about it".

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Peru pose an unknown threat for Giroud, but he has already sought advice from Arsenal's Colombia worldwide David Ospina.

Giroud has been subject to intense transfer speculation. And the blue side of Merseyside remain in the market for a striker with Giroud's name still connected with the club. Giroud could feature for Arsenal on Thursday night, as they take on BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group stage clash.

The signing of fellow Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for £53million has seen him slip down the league pecking order but, despite a lack of action, France boss Didier Deschamps has kept faith with the former Montpellier star and regularly included him in the national squad.

The French worldwide has been frozen out by Arsene Wenger and has failed to start a single Premier League game since the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

"And now Olivier has to find a solution in the weeks to come. He's been very good in the past, [for France] and he's played a lot of games and scored very important goals, so now he has to play".

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