Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen sings Olivier Giroud’s praises

Thomas Vermaelen singles out Oliver Giroud for special praise ahead of Arsenal's clash with Fulham on Saturday

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Olivier Giroud has scored nine Premier League goals this season Photo: Olivier Giroud/Instagram

Thomas Vermaelen has singled out Oliver Giroud for special praise ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Fulham on Saturday.

The France striker has been in solid form for the Gunners so far this season, scoring nine goals and making five assists in the Premier League.

It’s good to know that there is somebody up front who you can play a long ball to and he will hold it for you

Thomas Vermaelen

And defender Vermaelen believes that the 27-year-old’s hold-up play is a vital asset for Arsene Wenger’s side.

“He is very important because he can hold the ball really well, he’s a very strong player physically and can score goals as well,” Vermaelen told Arsenal Player.

“When you’re under pressure sometimes it’s good to know that there is somebody up front who you can play a long ball to and he will hold it for you. Then we can move up as a team.”

Vermaelen is currently sidelines with a knee injury and is set to miss Saturday’s clash against the Cottagers.

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