Two Gunners appear to be getting closer and closer…
For Arsenal's French forward, 27, it is a pleasure to play with a footballer of Ozil's elite standards. A matter of months after the German's arrival at the Emirates Stadium, Giroud beamed to the official website of UEFA: 'Mesut [is] unbelievable.'
He continued: 'It is really simple to find him on the pitch and I have a really good understanding with him. He knows [to do] the right thing at the right moment. He was the man we needed to really improve our side.'
The relationship between creative midfielder and striker is not just one that is flourishing on the pitch, but off of the field, too, as, following on from Giroud posting a picture of Ozil's questionable fashion sense, he has now added another photograph of the two engaged in a headlock/man hug.
image: © Ronnie Macdonald