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"We have sold Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott this month so we would be losing too many players if Giroud goes with no-one coming in". At the moment we stay where we are.

Now, speaking after their semi-final win over Chelsea, the Arsenal boss has admitted that deals are still possible, but they are not currently considered to being close to completion. "We have nothing to announce", Wenger said.

However, if that doesn't come off then a move for Giroud to Chelsea could free up the extra cash needed to complete the deal.

Dortmund rejected a bid in excess of £50m from Arsenal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sky sources, with the Premier League club's officials in Germany this week to negotiate a deal.

Arsenal remain in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after seeing a bid rejected for the Gabon worldwide.

If he doesn't end up at Chelsea, Giroud could move to Germany before the transfer window closes.

Giroud, 31, has failed to nail down a starting spot in Arsene Wenger's starting line-up this season after the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, however, the same reporter has stated that Giroud isn't so keen on the move across London.

"Maybe one or two young players [will go] out on loan somewhere, [but] the experienced side of the squad will remain the same unless somebody comes in". At the moment, I don't know.

It doesn't make much sense for him to play because he's told them he wants to leave.

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