Wenger should have sold Alexis and Ozil– Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney insists Olivier Giroud should be the first name on the Arsenal team sheet. The Frenchman has had to be content with a bit-part role at The Emirates this season, but has still scored seven goals in all competitions, despite starting most matches on the bench. Giroud was strongly linked with a move to Everton in the summer, and Rooney feels his club’s loss can be the Gunners’ gain – if Arsene Wenger picks him!

“The one player for me who has to start [for Arsenal] is Olivier Giroud. He scores goals and, every time he comes on he scores. He’s a handful and hard to play against. “For me, if he was starting games for Arsenal, they would be a better team.” Rooney also claims Arsenal should have sold contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the summer, and believes the pair could go down tools when games become a battle.

“With the two of them not signing contracts in the summer, I think that told you everything,” he added. “The way it is, I don’t think they will be at Arsenal [next season].

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