Giroud: Podolski great for Arsenal team spirit

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admits Lukas Podolski is at the centre of any wind-ups inside the locker room.

Giroud says the spirit within the squad is always strong.

He told arsenal.com: "Of course! Lukas Podolski is always looking for stuff to take the mick out of you. If he can find photos of you on the internet with long hair or when you did some modelling, he will use them to tease you and have a laugh. I did well in my initiation. I sang ‘Aux Champs Elysées’ by Joe Dassin. It’s an old-fashioned French song from the 70s, easy to sing. They loved it! I soon learned my first swear words in English - from the physios!"

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