Wayne Rooney has spoken highly of Olivier Giroud amid speculation linking the Arsenal striker with a move to Everton. The French striker came close to joining the Toffees in the summer, but ultimately opted to stay and fight for his place at the Emirates. It’s been a frustrating time for Giroud since, with Arsene Wenger giving him just one start in the Premier League so far this season.
That’s led to renewed speculation he could move on and it seems, judging from Rooney’s comments, he would still be very welcome at Goodison Park. ‘I think we could do with another striker in,’ Rooney told TalkSport. ‘The one player for me who has to start is Olivier Giroud. He scores goals and every time he comes on he scores, he’s a handful and hard to play against. ‘For me, if he starts games for Arsenal they are a better team.’