Key Arse­nal trio will not be sold in Jan­uary, says Wenger

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

ARSE­NAL will not sell striker Olivier Giroud, mid­fielder Jack Wil­shere and winger Theo Wal­cott in the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow de­spite their lack of play­ing time at the Premier League club, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

The trio have started a ma­jor­ity of the club’s Europa League and League Cup games this sea­son but are yet to start a league match, with Giroud mak­ing 12 sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ances while Wil­shere has been limited to four and Wal­cott to three.

Their lack of top-flight ac­tion could cost them a spot in their re­spec­tive na­tions’ 2018 World Cup squads but Wenger said the trio will not move away from the Emi­rates.

“They have to make their de­ci­sions; I have to make mine,” Wenger told re­porters on Wed­nes­day.

Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Wal­cott has been at Arse­nal for 11 years but is no longer a reg­u­lar starter but Wenger has backed the 28-year-old to re­claim his spot.

“He has it in him (to be­come a first-team reg­u­lar),” Wenger added. “Of course he is frus­trated but he is fo­cused. He doesn’t give up at all and is more de­ter­mined than ever.” – Reuters

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