Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has hailed the potential arrival of Leicester city striker Jamie Vardy.
Giroud, speaking after scoring twice in France‘s 3-0 victory over Scotland on Saturday night, says he is excited about the prospect of teaming up with Vardy next season.
“I have been told that Jamie wants to join us and it’s very good news for us. I think we can be complimentary and that’s all I can say,” Giroud told Sky Sports News HQ. “He’s a fantastic player, so it’s good news for us.”
When asked if Vardy’s arrival would mean a change in formation from Arsene Wenger‘s preferred 4-5-1 set-up, Giroud light-heartedly said: “Obviously four-four-two.As I said in the past I am happy with competition. We have always had fantastic strikers at Arsenal and I want the best for this club. Hopefully he is going to help us win this title. The boss wanted to sign at least one or two strikers, so I expected a top striker and I think it will benefit the club and hopefully he is going to score a lot of goals like he did at Leicester.”
The 29-year-old enjoyed a sensational 2015-16 season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions as Leicester claimed an unlikely Premier League title, with Arsenal finishing 10 points behind in second.