Arsenal fan favourite Olivier Giroud has hinted that he is open to the prospect of moving to China in the future, but that he first wants to win the Premier League title with the Gunners.
The Frenchman was asked about his views regarding the recent temptation in players to move to the big money Asian league, to which he replied: “Honestly, from my point of view I will tell you that I can understand, but if you asked me if I want to go now I will tell you ‘no’. The Premier League is my main target so after when I will win it one day, why not, you never know.”
The recent investment into China’s football league by businessmen and owners has seen a number of players moving to the country for sensational pay packages. And while many people associated with European football have criticised this in the recent past, they understand that it is not possible for clubs from Europe to compete with their Chinese counterparts when it comes to spilling the cash for players.
Meanwhile, Giroud, who has developed into one of the most lethal strikers in the Premier League in recent years, would need to continue with his sensational performances for the north London giants if he wishes to see them win the title this season. The Gunners are currently 4th in the table with 44 points, trailing leaders Chelsea by 8 points and second and third placed Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, respectively, by a solitary point.