Arsenal transfers: ‘Gunners need to sign two or three players’

Arsenal transfers: Olivier Giroud backs pursuit of Luis Suárez and believes the Gunners need to sign "two or three" players

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Olivier Giroud scored 17 goals last season Photo: Arsenal

Olivier Giroud has backed Arsenal’s pursuit of Luis Suárez and believes the Gunners need to sign “two or three” players this summer to signal their ambition.

The north London club have already had two bids for the Liverpool striker rejected as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season.

Arsenal have also been linked with swoops for Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini this summer.

And Giroud is keen to see the Gunners strengthen as they look to end their eight-year wait for a major trophy – even if it means increased competition for places at Emirates Stadium.

“I think we need maybe two or three more players,” said Giroud, who scored 17 goals in his debut season at Arsenal. “That’s what we need, to show ambition.

“The club has to show the fans that we want it. Me and my team-mates, we need it as well. It’s all about the team. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker.

“I am not worried but I will wait until September so we know the team, the players. I never used to read the newspapers and I don’t want to change my way of life but I have heard a lot of things and I know we need a striker.

“The most important thing is the team. We are waiting for one but we don’t know. I think it will be good for the team and for me as well to have another striker, to have more competition between us.

“But I think I could play with him or without him. So I will be able to be in the first XI this season. I really want to be in the first XI this season but we will see.”

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