Olivier Giroud basically tells Maurizio Sarri why he should start instead of Gonzalo Higuiain against Liverpool

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Apr 2019 11:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link670Shares Advertisement Olivier Giroud got the better of Virgil van Dijk in a recent international friendly (Picture: Getty)Speaking about the prospect of facing Van Dijk again, Giroud said: ‘I played against him personally a few times and it has always been a tough position because he is very good and very strong, but I’ve scored a few goals playing against his teams.‘I played against him in the Netherlands when we played recently but I won last year and scored at Stamford Bridge and scored the winner at the Stade de France against the Netherlands a few months ago.‘We don’t have to be scared and no matter who plays we will be 100% focused on winning the game.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Olivier Giroud basically tells Maurizio Sarri why he should start instead of Gonzalo Higuiain against Liverpool Olivier Giroud has been forced to play second fiddle to Gonzalo Higuain (Picture: Getty)Olivier Giroud insists he is not intimidated by the prospect of facing Virgil van Dijk when Chelsea look to derail Liverpool’s title bid at Anfield on Sunday.The former Southampton centre-half has emerged as the outstanding candidate to be crowned PFA Footballer of the Year having helped turn Liverpool’s once porous defence into the meanest in the Premier League.Giroud, meanwhile, has been forced to play second fiddle to January recruit Gonzalo Higuain since his January loan move from AC Milan but the Argentine has scored in just two of his 12 games so far.The former Arsenal striker has impressed during the Europa League campaign, however, and produced another effective display in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Slavia Prague. Giroud scored the winning goal when Chelsea met Liverpool at the back end of last season and also got the better of Van Dijk in a recent international friendly.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Klopp condemns racist abuse of SalahTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:55FullscreenKlopp condemns racist abuse of Salahhttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-condemns-racist-abuse-salah-1904304/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisementlast_img

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