Henry tells Arsenal to partner Olivier Giroud with Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal are rumoured to be in the hunt for a striker in this transfer window.

Men's Singles Final -  Thierry Henry watches Switzerland's Roger Federer play against Serbia's Novak DjokovicMen's Singles Final - Thierry Henry watches Switzerland's Roger Federer play against Serbia's Novak Djokovic

Speaking to Sky Sports, Thierry Henry has told Arsenal to play Alexis Sanchez alongside Olivier Giroud next season.

Giroud had a difficult campaign last year as he shone in the first half of the season but then went on the longest drought of his career after the turn of the year.

Arsenal's Olivier GiroudArsenal's Olivier Giroud

He is very much a divisive figure at the club, with some believing he is good enough to lead the line for the Gunners and others keen to see him replaced.

He has been in decent form for France at Euro 2016 this summer, where he has been partnered alongside Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann up front.

France's Olivier Giroud celebrates after the gameFrance's Olivier Giroud celebrates after the game

The La Liga striker has proved a perfect companion to Giroud and Henry has urged Arsenal to replicate that partnership with Alexis Sanchez next season.

“Everyone has always said that Arsenal need another striker but that doesn't mean Giroud has to drop to the bench," he told Sky Sports.

"Sometimes I watch Arsenal and think it would be great to see Sanchez behind Olivier. Giroud is the perfect striker to play with a guy that runs in behind."

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal with a freekickArsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal with a freekick

It would certainly be interesting for Arsenal should elect to go with a 4-4-2 formation a any point in future.

The formation worked wonders for Leicester City last season as they won the most unlikely of Premier League titles.

It has also been used to great effect by several teams at Euro 2016, notably hosts France and perhaps Wenger should consider adopting it at Arsenal to get the best out of Giroud in future.

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