Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has declared the Premier League the best in the world.

Giroud is in his first season in England.

"Yes but I have to be prepared to battle against some very tough and physical defenders who go for it," he is quoted in the London Evening Standard.

"That's the fighting spirit you find in England. The Premier League is the best in the world and it has more intensity than the French League.

"You need to be ready physically and there are a lot more better players, like in La Liga."