Younes Belhanda rates former team-mate and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud as one of the world's best
Posted: 6 October 2017 Time: 12:21
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is the best “target man” in the world, according to former team-mate Younes Belhanda.
The Frenchman recently became only the 19th Gunner to rack up 100 goals for the club, while achieving the feat in a shorter time frame than former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
Giroud also has 27 goals in 66 appearances for France, leaving Belhanda convinced of the forward’s qualities.
For me, Olivier is one of the best forwards in his role,” Belhanda told RMC Sport. “He’s someone who keeps the ball up really well, who knows how to make his number 10 or his wingers play because he has a target man game few strikers have.
“There isn’t a striker in the world who’s better than him as a target man. Especially with the France team, he scores, so you can’t hold anything against him.
“At club level, he doesn’t play that much, but when you have a player in the national team who scores and helps the team win, you can’t say anything.”