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Sarri blasts Giroud, critics over playing time

Timothy Aiyeku

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Manager Maurizio Sarri has replied France international striker Olivier Giroud for claims that he has not got enough playing time this season.

Olivier Giroud has been linked away from the West London outfit and the major complaint has been his lack of playing time as he insists that he is in his peak and has got the only opportunity to play regularly before age begins to tell on him.

However, Maurizio Sarri has refuted all claims, insisting that he has handed enough playing time to the former Arsenal striker. He explained that Olivier Giroud has played 39 games so far this season across all competitions, which to him is enough for a player who has not been delivering goals.

Most of the opportunities for a starting role given to the World Cup winner has come from Cup competitions and that has been his major concern as he seeks to play often in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Italian boss stated that the striker has been very useful to his team and will only hope to have him around in the coming season, having claimed that an agreement has been reached with the club to have him remain ahead of coming season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.