Mesut Ozil and Bixente Lizarazu send messages to France star

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored for France against Romania at the Euro 2016 finals on Friday evening.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Olivier Giroud

Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has taken to social networking site Twitter to congratulate his club teammate teammate Olivier Giroud on scoring for France.

The Arsenal striker was on target during France’s 2-1 victory over Romania in their opening Euro 2016 finals on Friday evening.

The 29-year-old former Montpellier striker scored in the 57th minute of the Group A encounter at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

West Ham United attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet floated in a wonderful cross, and Giroud headed the ball home from close range.

Arsenal star Ozil was following the match, and he was pleased for his club teammate.

After the game, former France international defender Bixente Lizarazu also praised the striker on Twitter.

“Battler, had few good balls but had the merit of opening the scoring in a tight match,” Lizarazu wrote to Giroud on Twitter.

Against Romania on Friday evening, Giroud created one chance, had a pass accuracy of 43% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and won five headers.

During the 2015-16 campaign, the France international scored 16 goals and created 36 chances in 38 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.

Giroud scored five goals and created five chances in seven Champions League games for the North London outfit.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Olivier Giroud

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