Olivier Giroud is hoping that he will become Arsenal’s main striker next season, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The Frenchman only started 11 Premier League matches last season, scoring 12 goals and creating three more for his team-mates.
Lyon have now joined Marseille in approaching Arsenal over the potential transfer of Giroud but the 30-year-old apparently has his heart set on competing for the striking position at the Emirates.
“There has been an approach to Giroud,” Aulas told L’Equipe.
“He is a boy we like, who scores a lot of goals and who has a lot of ambition for [next year’s World Cup in] Russia.
“He told me himself that he wanted to take him time, that things were not completely clear with Arsenal, and he has the secret hope to be the No 1 attacker at Arsenal next season.”