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Giroud warns Arsenal: Monaco no easybeats

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists Champions League opponents AS Monaco will be no easybeats.

Arsene Wenger's side have failed to progress beyond the last 16 stage for the past four seasons, and Giroud has urged Arsenal to guard against complacency.

"I'm not relieved, no. But it's true that we had not been spoiled by the draw in recent seasons," Giroud told L'Equipe.

"Since I arrived at Arsenal, we have come up against Bayern twice in the last 16. That was a very tough draw.

"I have a friend who called me and said: 'Oh, it's good, a French team, you're lucky!'. Meaning, 'it's going to be easy'. Well, we'll have to see after the game.

"I think it's 50/50. Monaco are a good team, even if they don't have a lot of Champions League experience. They are a young team with very good players."

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