Arsenal power! Mesut Özil hails Olivier Giroud after France rout

Germany playmaker Mesut Özil pays tribute to Olivier Giroud after the Arsenal striker scored in France's 5-2 rout

Arsenal club-record signing Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil has hailed the “Arsenal power” at force in the World Cup after Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny helped France thrash Switzerland 5-2 on Friday night.

The Gunners striker broke the deadlock against the Swiss in Group E before les Bleus went on to score a further four goals thanks to Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko.

And Germany international Ozil, who started his country’s 4-0 win against Portugal in their Group G opener, lavished praise on the Arsenal striker after Didier Deschamps’s men edged closer to qualification to last 16.

Ozil posted: “Congrats to @_OlivierGiroud_ for this great goal & assist! wonderful arsenal-power! #FRA #SUI #WorldCup #Brasil2014”

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