Steve Howey says Newcastle would be too cold for Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal before kick off of the Carabao Cup quarter final match between Arsenal and West Ham United  at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2017 in London, England.

Would Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud be a good signing for Newcastle United in the January transfer window?

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England.

Steve Howey has suggested to AskFans that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud would not like playing at Newcastle United.

Newcastle are struggling to score goals regularly in the Premier League at the moment and need to sign a proven goalscorer in the January transfer window.

According to Betvictor.com, the odds of the Magpies recruiting Giroud from Arsenal in January are 10/1.

Everton are the favourites to sign the 31-year-old France international striker with odds of 6/1.

Former Newcastle and Manchester City defender Howey, 46, has suggested that Giroud would not like playing for Newcastle due to the cold weather there.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2017 in London, England.

Howey told AskFans: "Forward wise, Daniel Sturridge has been mentioned, Torres has been mentioned who obviously has the connection with Benitez.

"I'm not too sure someone like Giroud would like it up there, it's probably a bit too cold for him to be honest!”

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates...

Giroud is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League and would be a great signing for Newcastle.

However, it is hard to envisage the Frenchman, who won the Ligue 1 title with Montpellier in the 2011-12 season, leave Champions League-chasing Arsenal for relegation-battling Newcastle in the January transfer window.

Newcastle will take on Swansea City at St. James’ Park in the Premier League this afternoon.

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