Alexandre Lacazette will now rival Olivier Giroud for a place at Arsenal. (Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud admits his future at Arsenal is uncertain but has welcomed competition from new £52 million signing Alexandre Lacazette.

The 30-year-old has already admitted that he is unhappy with the amount of playing time he was given last season and Lyon have explored the possibility of signing him as Lacazette’s replacement.

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Everton are also in the race to sign the France international, who has reportedly held talks with Ronald Koeman about a move to Goodison Park.

And asked about his future at the launch of Arsenal’s third kit in Sydney on Wednesday, Giroud said: ‘Honestly, I don’t know at the moment but I’m still an Arsenal player so I try to be professional like I always have done and prepare well for next season.

Arsenal launched their new third kit in Sydney on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
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‘Obviously there will be more competition, even more than last year, but it’s always nice for a striker to feel the pressure. I always deal with it.

‘I’ve been through some difficulties these last years but I always succeed to bounce back.

‘This one, I don’t know. This year I don’t know about my future so I can’t tell you more. I’m focused on pre-season.’

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