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Olivier Giroud scores stunner in France victory

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud added to the argument that Arsene Wenger does not need to recruit a big-money centre-forward this summer by scoring a beauty of a goal in France's friendly win over Norway on Tuesday night.

Giroud scored twice in the 4-0 victory and put in an impressive performance, which bodes well ahead of Les Bleus' World Cup campaign this summer. The Emirates Stadium star's second was a cute header at the near post, but it was his second strike that really got the fans on their feet.

A nice through ball from Mathieu Valbuena found Giroud on the edge of the box and a lovely little touch took the ball around the defender attempting to close him down. That touch saw the ball bounce up invitingly and the 27-year-old obliged by looping a delicious volley over Norway goalkeeper Ørjan Nyland and into the top corner.

France were very impressive and the victory will have heartened their supporters in the belief that the summer in Brazil will not bring with it another squad meltdown, which have marred most major tournaments since 2002. Loic Remy, who has been tipped to join Giroud at Arsenal this summer, and Paul Pogba scored the other two goals at Stade de France in what was the first pre-World Cup warm-up match for Didier Deschamps' side.

Their next match is this coming Sunday June 1 against Paraguay, which will take place at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.

You can see all the goals from France's 4-0 friendly victory over Norway in the video above...

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