Clinical Lacazette scores his first Arsenal goal — WATCH

IN AWE Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

IN AWE Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

So just a few months after signing a new contract, could Giroud be heading for the Arsenal exit?

Olivier Giroud is unsure about his immediate future at the Emirates but remains focused on the team's pre-season tour. Giroud's static target man style does not fit particularly well for the Gunners and can at times make the team bog down in attack as well as neutering their threat on the counter attack. Because for a centre-back he's pretty skillful'.

Club record signing Alexandre Lacazette scored shortly into his Arsenal debut in a 2-0 defeat of A-League champions Sydney FC on Thursday.

Giroud's position was made all the more uncertain following Lacazette's blistering start to life in a red shirt.

Arsenal tried to defend the set piece but despite having their full squad on the line, the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Nacho Monreal couldn't help goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this time round.

The Gunners now prepare for their second Sydney match, a meeting with Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney today.

"There is a lot of speculation", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of Giroud.

Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny all found a way through for the visitors, making it two wins from two in Australia prior to jetting off to the Far East for friendlies against Bayern Munich and Chelsea over the next seven days.

"His technical ability, his capacity to combine with other players around the box..."

Arsenal are yet to resolve Alexis Sanchez's future at the club and are intent on buying more attackers this summer before they take a final decision on the 30-year-old striker. It's the first game, it's a bit early.

Speaking to Arsenal's website last week, Wenger said: "He's a great team player and I expect him to have big season".

And Wenger reckons that goal will be the first of many for Lacazette in an Arsenal shirt.

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