Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he would welcome a partnership with Luis Suarez next season should the striker make a move to the Emirates. The Gunners have submitted a £40m plus £1 bid for the striker which has been rejected by Liverpool but Suarez is reportedly pushing for a move out of the club.

Olivier Giroud

The Gunners have gone eight years without a trophy and Giroud believes that signing players by the class of Suarez will be seen as a massive intent of ambition and take them up to challenging for the Premier League trophy next season. The former Montpellier man went on to say that the players will also be boosted by the club's ambition and will put in a spirited performance.

"We need to show ambition and the offer for Suarez has done that. The club has to show the fans that we mean business. Me and my team-mates, need it as well. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker," Giroud said.

The striker has been in prolific form in pre-season scoring six goals in his three games and is geared up for next season. The player believes that the understanding between the new players in the team has increased by leaps and bounds, something which he attributes to the Gunners' ability to hold on to their stars. The north London club will play their last game on their tour to Asia against the Urawa Red Diamonds before leaving back for England on Saturday to prepare for the Emirates Cup.

"The whole team is stronger now than it was a year ago. Last season's new players are all more established. And we've lost nobody this summer, which is the first time for Arsenal in maybe four years," he added.

Meanwhile, Giroud has been backed by his teammate Tomas Rosicky to improve and believes that his second season in the Premier League will be the one where he will blossom as a striker.

"When you come to England it can be difficult in the first season because you have to settle and get used to it. So I expect him to have a better season than he did last year, and I believe he can score more than he did then. If he continues with how he has played in pre-season, then why not?" Rosicky said.