By Najibu Mulema

The French forward is said to be growing tired of being left out of Arsene Wenger’s starting XI at Emirates Stadium and could be set for a January move to Serie A.

According to, Napoli and AC Milan are both said to be interested in the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, according to reports from Italian publication Sport Mediaset.

The Frenchman scored twice against Sunderland last month but is yet to start a Premier League game for the Gunners this season, making five substitute appearances to date.

Giroud is said to be growing frustrated with his limited playing time and could seek a January departure, with the aforementioned Italian clubs keeping a close eye on his situation.

The Frenchman is the lead Striker but has scored less goals than Alexis Sánchez, Theo Walcott or Mersut Ozil  who are mid-fielders.