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Should Giroud be happy with potential Suarez arrival?

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes the club's £40million bid for Luis Suarez demonstrates how ambitious they are, and admits he is looking forward to their being increased competition for places.

Giroud also believes that bringing in some world-class signings to improve the team will go a long way to helping Arsenal challenge for trophies in the year's to come.

New additions will provide quality on the pitch, and the more competition that exists amongst players, the more pressure they put on each other to play well consistently - something Arsenal have been unable to do.

"We need to show ambition and the offer for Suarez has done that," Giroud is quoted by The Sun. "The club has to show the fans that we mean business. Me and my team-mates, need it as well. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker."

"The whole team is stronger now than it was a year ago. Last season's new players are all more established. And we've lost nobody this summer, which is the first time for Arsenal in maybe four years."

Giroud has been in prolific form during the Gunners pre-season tour of Asia, scoring six goals in just three games, and Wenger believes now he has become adapted to the English game, he is going to really push on this season. 

Luis Suarez would represent a big signing upfront, a position that Arsenal only tend to play one in the central role. However this doesn't spell the end of Giroud.

If Arsenal had purchased Gonzalo Higuain, a man of similar physique and style of playing then he would certainly have more to worry about.

Suarez and Giroud could in fact play individually, or together, as they both represent different sides of the game.

The French forward is more of a focal point, a target, and has proven himself very useful from set-pieces and crosses, notably linking up well with Theo Walcott, and has scored many headers.

Suarez, meanwhile, prefers to move around the pitch and pick up the ball and run with it, in what is a role of much more freedom. 

Nonetheless, last seasons stats show that the Uruguayan is far more deadly in front of goal, with a conversion rate of 53 per cent - the highest in the league - and with Arsenal creating more chances in front of goal than anyone else, his goal count can surely only rise.

On the other hand Giroud, who had one of the lowest conversion rates at 17 per cent, and if you want to win trophies, well, Suarez is going to put away three times as many of his chances.

 

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