By Mark Finlay

French striker Olivier Giroud is looking forward to partnering with Luis Suarez at the Emirates next season for Arsenal.

Suarez is reportedly a target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger this summer turning his attention away from Real Madrid’s Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain to concentrate on Suarez who he believes is more valuable.

Giroud is certain that a partnership of him and Suarez will be enough for the Gunners to be able to mount a challenge for the title.

“Luis is someone with whom I could form a good understanding on the pitch,” said Giroud, quoted in The Sun.

“So I am in favor of him coming to Arsenal and I am not afraid of the competition for places his arrival would bring about.

“Arsenal’s aim for the new season will be to qualify for the Champions League.

“And, given the fact that our rivals have changed their coaching staffs, I don’t see why we can’t challenge for the title.”

The France international, signed from Ligue 1 side Montpellier last summer, is also hoping for an improvement after a good start in English football last season.

“I aim to do better than last season, by scoring more than 17 goals and providing more than 10 assists.”