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Giroud one of Europe´s best, says Wenger

1 October 2013 13:35

Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud is one of Europe's best strikers, but still feels the Frenchman can get even better.

Giroud has begun the season in superb form, scoring five goals in all competitions to help Arsenal to the top of the Premier League.

Wenger was actively seeking to sign a new high-profile forward in the close-season, and had two bids rejected for Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

Gonzalo Higuain - who eventually left Real Madrid for Napoli, Arsenal’s opponents in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday - was also linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, leading to speculation that Giroud's time at the club could be at an end.

However, the Frenchman has insisted he had no intention of letting his compatriot leave, and called on him to build on his positive start to the campaign.

"He is already one of the leading strikers in Europe," Wenger said.

"Will he improve, be better in all the aspects of his game? As long as all the aspects are there, the attitude is there as well, then at 27 (years old) you always think the best years are coming for him now.

"I am hoping he can make his mark in the Champions League. If the team performance is good, then I am sure that he will."

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