Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been told to leave the club in the January window if he wants to keep his place in the French squad for this summer’s World Cup.

The French national team assistant Guy Stephan has told the striker he needs to be playing more, as reported by the Daily Star.

And now Olivier has to find a solution in the weeks to come. A loan deal in January? That’s up to him. Olivier has been very good for us in the last few months and he has a very high ratio in terms the amount of games played to goals. But now he must play more.

Giroud has found regular game time hard to come by this season following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, who ironically is behind Giroud in the pecking order for the French national team.

Lacazette joined from Lyon in the summer and has kept Giroud out of the team.

Giroud is yet to start a game in the Premier League for the Gunners, seeing all of his football coming from the bench.

Everton were interested in a deal for the Frenchman over the summer when Ronald Koeman was in charge, but it’s yet to be seen whether or not in the Toffees will come back in for the striker with Sam Allardyce now in charge.