Arsenal defender Koscielny backing Giroud for big success

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is backing Olivier Giroud for big success in the Premier League.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is backing Olivier Giroud for big success in the Premier League.

Koscielny predicts 6ft 4in Giroud, a £13m buy from French champions Montpellier, is set to be a Premier League hit.

The Arsenal defender, who yesterday pulled out of the French squad to play Uruguay because of a calf injury, said: “I am happy he has joined the club because he played very well at Montpellier.

“I played with him at Tours and he was a great player then. Now he is even more confident and scores a lot of goals.

“I know his qualities and he will give a lot for us. I know he has the physical quality to play in this league. For a striker it is about confidence and I am sure he is working hard to start well with Arsenal.

“He is tall, like Marouane Chamakh, and is also good with his back to goal. I think he will be happy here.”

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