Olivier Giroud has revealed to Sky Sports News HQ that he has been told Jamie Vardy wants to join Arsenal.

Sky sources understand talks between the Leicester forward and Arsenal are ongoing after the Gunners triggered a release clause in his contract with a £20m bid.

Giroud, speaking after scoring twice in France's 3-0 victory over Scotland on Saturday night, says he is excited about the prospect of teaming up with Vardy next season. 

"I have been told that Jamie wants to join us and it's very good news for us. I think we can be complimentary and that's all I can say," Giroud told Sky Sports News HQ. 

"He's a fantastic player, so it's good news for us."

When asked if the England international's arrival would mean a change in formation from Arsene Wenger's preferred 4-5-1 set-up, Giroud light-heartedly said: "Obviously four-four-two."

He added: "As I said in the past I am happy with competition. We have always had fantastic strikers at Arsenal and I want the best for this club. Hopefully he is going to help us win this title. 

 

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