Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud happy to finally have competition in the form of Danny Welbeck

Giroud Celebrates

The French international striker recently returned to action after a broken leg.

Last season poor Olivier Giroud ploughed through the season relentlessly as Arsenal's only front man. Theo Walcott was injured, as was Yaya Sanogo for most of it and Lukas Podolski used mainly out wide by Arsene Wenger.

So Giroud must have been rather tired come the end of the campaign.

This summer Arsenal made a new striker a priority. They got their man on deadline day when Danny Welbeck arrived from rivals Manchester United.

Along with the return of Joel Campbell, Walcott and Sanogo's renewed fitness and signing of Alexis Sanchez the club are now spoilt for choice for attacking options.

But Giroud, who may now have to get used to a bit more pressure up top, says he enjoys it - especially showing excitement for his future link-up Welbeck:

"With Danny we are quite complimentary. We have a good understanding on the pitch.

"If you are watch the last game when I came on - and West Brom as well - we found each other really well on the pitch. We can play together.

"Some people say we will have to choose between me or Welbeck. Other people ask me, ‘are you worried about your place?’ but I say, ‘the competition is good for the team and it will be a benefit for each other’. A great team like Arsenal needs several good strikers so I think we will have a good time on the pitch together.

"It’s like with Alexis on the pitch. When you play with a great player it’s always easier to have a good relationship on the pitch.

"You are not thinking a lot about it, you just try to work on it in training and it’s working really well for us at the moment, so we are pleased with that."

Today the trio are expected to start up top against Stoke City as Arsenal look to get one over on a team they certainly have previous with.

With this triad of strikers, be in no doubt who the favourites should be.

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