Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool buries Olivier Giroud’s head in shame
On Sky Sport News, Olivier Giroud says Arsenal’s humiliating 4-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday left him feeling ashamed. Also according Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, Arsenal’s performance against Liverpool in their 4-0 defeat at Anfield on Sunday was unacceptable.
With Arsenal’s failure to register a single shot on target against Liverpool, Giroud admits the manner of the defeat was painful. “I was ashamed when I left the pitch against Liverpool. We have to change something,” Giroud declared.
Sky Sport News revealed that Giroud has elected to stay at Arsenal this season despite interest in his services from abroad, including his homeland, where the 30-year-old had reportedly been a target for Marseille.
Speculations around sacking the manager have since hit air wave. Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said Arsenal were a ‘disgrace’ against Liverpool and thinks it was a performance to get the manager fired.
The striker however revealed he was also a target for Lyon but decided to remain at the Emirates because he still harbours ambitions of winning the Premier League title.
“I have decided to stay. It’s my choice, even if everyone does not understand it,” he said. “I still want to win the Premier League here.
“I have always said that returning to France was not an option for me, even less so in the short-term future.
“So it was not something against Marseille, because the project is very ambitious and very interesting. It was not specifically about Marseille, because I also had Lyon.
“I am very flattered to have been chased by two great French clubs.”
Correspondent: Ridwan A Olayiwola