Arsenal star Olivier Giroud has allayed concerns over his fitness admitting that he has "no problems".

France manager Didier Deschamps had earlier suggested the Gunners striker was not fully fit. He started in his national side's 2-1 win over Sweden in the World Cup qualifiers.

"I have not been back to the Stade de France since the [Euro 2016] final. It was a special moment for me and it felt good to play 90 minutes again. I have no problems with my injury. I feel good," Giroud is quoted as saying by the Express.

France take on Ivory Coast in an international friendly, after which their players return to their respective clubs. It should be seen whether Giroud will feature for his national side's friendly tie on 15 November.

After the international break, Arsene Wenger takes his men to Old Trafford as they will face Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in a Premier League clash on 19 November. The Frenchman has never won against a side that is managed by the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager.

Giroud's latest comments may come as a boost for Wenger and Arsenal, who are already without the services of defender Hector Bellerin. IBTimes UK earlier revealed the full-back is set to spend the rest of the month on the sidelines after damaging his ankle ligament.

Olivier Giroud-Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps has earlier suggested that Olivier Giroud is not fully fit Getty

In addition to this, there are concerns over Alexis Sanchez's fitness. The Chilean was withdrawn from his national's side clash against Colombia with a low grade muscular injury. Wenger has urged Chile not to include the former Barcelona forward for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay as he believes it will be "suicidal".

The Frenchman fears that Sanchez's small-term injury could turn into a longer-term issue, if he risks himself against Uruguay. The Chilean has returned to training for La Roja's upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Wenger and Arsenal will be hoping that Sanchez avoids injury concerns so that he can make himself available for the crucial clash against United.