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Arsenal star Olivier Giroud talks with Arsene Wenger

  • Olivier Giroud and Arsene Wenger pictured talking during latest training session
  • Arsenal want to offload Giroud after agreeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal 
  • Giroud was considered by Borussia Dortmund but he is keen to stay in London
  • Chelsea are free to sign him from their rivals if they meet Arsenal's £35m price
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan enjoys training ahead of potential debut against Swansea

By Alex Martin For Mailonline

Published: 10:08 EST, 29 January 2018 | Updated: 10:11 EST, 29 January 2018

Olivier Giroud was seen deep in conversation with Arsene Wenger in what could be his final training session with Arsenal ahead of a potential £35million move to Chelsea.

The France international still looked very much part of the squad as they prepared for Tuesday's Premier League clash against Swansea City, but he is unlikely to be involved as his future remains uncertain. 
Giroud is likely to leave the Emirates when Arsenal complete a club-record deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Chelsea are among those considering a move.
Arsene Wenger talks to Olivier Giroud in what could be his last Arsenal session on Monday
Arsene Wenger talks to Olivier Giroud in what could be his last Arsenal session on Monday

Arsene Wenger talks to Olivier Giroud in what could be his last Arsenal session on Monday

Monday's training session may be the last before Giroud seals a move away from north London 

The pair appeared to share a joke as speculation continues around the striker's future
The pair appeared to share a joke as speculation continues around the striker's future

The pair appeared to share a joke as speculation continues around the striker's future

There appeared to be no animosity between Wenger and Giroud as they conversed and shared a laugh amid what could ultimately be the last time the striker kicks a ball in anger at London Colney. 

Arsenal are happy to sanction a sale to Premier League rivals Chelsea so long as they meet their £35m valuation while Borussia Dortmund are also interested in a deal separate from Aubameyang's £55.4m move.

However, the German club have been frustrated in their attempts to coax Giroud so far as it is understood he is keen to remain in London, which gives Chelsea a clear advantage in negotiations. 

Alex Iwobi and new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan compete for the ball during Arsenal training
Alex Iwobi and new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan compete for the ball during Arsenal training

Alex Iwobi and new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan compete for the ball during Arsenal training

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker attempts to dispossess the Armenian during a passing drill
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker attempts to dispossess the Armenian during a passing drill

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker attempts to dispossess the Armenian during a passing drill

Mkhitaryan has a shot on goal as he prepares for his first appearances in an Arsenal shirt
Mkhitaryan has a shot on goal as he prepares for his first appearances in an Arsenal shirt

Mkhitaryan has a shot on goal as he prepares for his first appearances in an Arsenal shirt

Mesut Ozil passes the ball in training
Mesut Ozil passes the ball in training
Mkhitaryan runs to collect a pass
Mkhitaryan runs to collect a pass

Mesut Ozil protest himself from the cold while passing the ball as Mkhitaryan runs

The Blues discussed a move for Giroud over the weekend after their attempts to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma continued to fall flat. Already settled in London and with a proven Premier League record, the Arsenal man would come with added benefits. 

The 31-year-old was training alongside Arsenal's new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is likely to make his full debut for the club on Tuesday evening following his move from Manchester United.

He looked comfortable as he took on the likes of Per Mertesacker and Alex Iwobi in training drills and will be looking to make an instant impact at the Liberty Stadium.

Alexandre Lacazette, whose position will come under threat when Aubameyang arrives, was also looking to impress as he let rip with several long shots ahead of a must win game in South Wales. 

Alexandre Lacazette attempts a shot on goal at Arsenal's London Colney HQ on Monday
Alexandre Lacazette attempts a shot on goal at Arsenal's London Colney HQ on Monday

Alexandre Lacazette attempts a shot on goal at Arsenal's London Colney HQ on Monday

A group of Arsenal players led by Hector Bellerin go through stretches on Monday morning
A group of Arsenal players led by Hector Bellerin go through stretches on Monday morning

A group of Arsenal players led by Hector Bellerin go through stretches on Monday morning

Wenger watches closely as Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey attempts a shot on goal
Wenger watches closely as Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey attempts a shot on goal

Wenger watches closely as Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey attempts a shot on goal

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