Olivier Giroud sends warning to new Arsenal boss Unai Emery
Olivier Giroud warns Unai Emery that he may end up regretting his decision to let Jack Wilshere leave Arsenal
Olivier Giroud has warned Unai Emery that he may end up regretting his decision to let Jack Wilshere leave Arsenal this summer.
Wilshere confirmed last week that he will be leaving his boyhood club at the end of the month on a free transfer when his contract expires.
The 26-year-old released an emotional statement explaining that he was desperate to stay and fight for his place at The Emirates, but Emery made it clear to him that he was not part of his first-team plans.
Wilshere will now look for a new club as he looks to continue his career with another team.
Giroud knows Wilshere well, having played alongside the midfielder for many years at Arsenal before he left to sign for Chelsea FC in Janary.
And Giroud has warned Emery that he must take full responsibility for the decision to let Wilshere leave the club this summer.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Giroud said: “It’s a big loss and I hope he will bounce back as soon as possible at a good club.
“I wish him the very best because I appreciate him. I hope for him and his family he will bounce back.
“The new manager makes the decision and he has the responsibility for the team and the player.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal confirmed their second signing of the summer last week when they announced the arrival goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.
Emery is looking to build a squad capable of at least breaking back into the top four next season.