But life at the San Siro hasn't worked out the way Barbosa had hoped and according to Italian sources Inter are ready to farm out the 20-year-old South American frontman.
Arsene Wenger is known to be a fan but questions remain over whether the Nutty Professor would be willing to take a punt on another Brazilian after series of recent flops including Andre Santos and Gabriel Paulista.
In a candid interview with French sports daily L'Equipe, and passed on by The Sun, the disgruntled Gallic goal machine has admitted he wants to leave the Emirates when his contract runs out in 2018.
The problem is that Giroud has slipped behind Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott in Arsene Wenger's current pecking order.
"I won't lie, there have been times I've been disappointed and not happy with my situation," admitted Giroud, who has found the net three times in six appearances this season. He's the one who makes the choices." Explaining that has "not knocked on Arsene's office" to enquire why he's been relegated to the bench, Giroud said he would stick it out at the Emirates until his contract expired.
"I see my future at Arsenal until the date my contract ends," he declared, quashing speculation that he might look to leave north London in the new year.
Juventus, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have all expressed an interest in the 21-year-old but the Star says that the Gunners have been "carefully scouting" the highly-rated playmaker with a view to a January purchase.Arsenal's sudden interest in Otavio may be explained by a report in Talksport that claims Bayern Munich are circling Isco.