Olivier Giroud returns to Arsenal after picking up injury with France

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One of France’s goalscorers from Friday won’t be available when Les Bleus face Germany on Tuesday.

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has left his national side after picking up a thigh injury during Friday’s 2-0 win over Wales.

The 31-year-old will return to the Emirates Stadium early after being subbed off in the 73rd minute against the Welsh.

France is scheduled to meet Germany on Tuesday from the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. The Germans are coming off a 0-0 draw on Friday against England.

Meanwhile, the 2017 FIFA Puskas winner (awarded to the Goal of the Year recipient) spoke on Saturday about his future with Arsenal after some raised questions about his decision to stay with the team despite the arrival of club and international teammate Alexandre Lacazette.

“I am not questioning myself about my future,” Giroud said. “I am happy at Arsenal and I am fine with the decision to stay because I want to. I am thinking that the story between the club and myself was not over and not finished. We will see what happens but I am happy at Arsenal for the moment.”

This season, Giroud has scored three goals in 14 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal, however, his production with Les Bleus is at an all-time high.

The Gunners front man has eight goals in 10 matches for France in 2017, which matches Giroud’s best single-year total for his national team (equalling 2016).