Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has warned Liverpool striker Luis Suarez that he will not give up his first-team spot easily.
The Frenchman also admitted that competition will only make him stronger as a player.
Manager Arsene Wenger is adamant on signing the Uruguayan striker from the Reds despite them not wanting to sell and although he has already had two formal bids rejected, Wenger is still pursuing the wantaway striker.
The Gunners have offered £35m and just over £40m for the Uruguayan, the latest offer being just over £40m because it activates a clause in the striker's contract.
Suarez has been very open about his future and has reiterated time and time again that he wants to leave Anfield and it looks like Arsenal are the favourites to land the controversial figure.
Despite Wenger being keen on signing a striker, current option Giroud is not worried about possible incomings.
"I’m not worried. I have heard a lot of things and I know we need a striker," said Wenger.
"The most important thing is the team. We are waiting for one (new striker) but we don’t know.
"I think it will be good for the team and for me to have another striker, to have more competition between us.
"But I think I could play with him or without him. So I will be able to be in the first XI this season.
"I really want to be in the first XI this season.
"I know I have to be really efficient with my club and I want to be the first striker of this team.
"We need to show ambition. The club has to show the fans that we want it. My team-mates and I, we need it as well.
"It’s all about the team. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker."
Giroud has been very impressive in the club's pre-season tour of the Far East so far, scoring six goals in just three games.
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