Arsenal's Giroud would be a great choice for Napoli, insists former player

France's Olivier Giroud

Giroud talked up as possible Napoli signing.

France's Olivier GiroudFrance's Olivier Giroud

Former Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica has urged the club to make a play for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

Napoli are looking for new faces to replace Gonzalo Higuain, a Gunners target, who has joined Juventus.

They are set to sign Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax but Giroud has been described as a cut above.

Football Soccer - Napoli v Atalanta - Italian Serie AGonzalo Higuain

Aronica, who made more than 100 appearances for Napoli between 2008 and 2013, told Tuttomercatoweb: "If Napoli want to reduce the gap with Juventus they should aim for a top player.

"Without detracting from the young Milik and Gabbiadini, they need a major impact to reinforce the attack. A great choice  could be Giroud, a player who has much international experience and that would raise the bar."

Giroud is a player who gets his share of flak from French fans and some Arsenal supporters who believe the club need better, but these comments serve as a reminder that he is a player at a high level who may simply be under appreciated.

The striker was linked to Napoli in July, with his agent playing down rumours, via The Guardian, and it would be a surprise if Arsenal were to sell him, considering their own struggles buying a striker this summer.

France's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goalFrance's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal

 

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