Olivier Giroud revealed that he offers his guidance to Kylian Mbappe while the two of them play together for the France national team.
As reported by Matt Spiro on Twitter, the Arsenal striker has been sharing his wisdom with the AS Monaco centre-forward while the two play alongside each other for Les Blues.
Giroud’s been in fine form of late, scoring a hat-trick for France against Paraguay. He spoke about the support he’s received from his teammates and how much guidance he looks to give to the younger players in the side to help them progress.
Kylian Mbappe is a new addition to the France national team and could be a mainstay given his impressive rise to prominence this season, let alone a potential club teammate of Giroud’s if the rumours are to be believed.
And it appears the two players have a good working relationship with the Arsenal man passing on advice to his young teammate.
Giroud also stated his delight at the presence of Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibe for France and their way of firing crosses into the penalty box, something he thrives on and a comment that could be interpreted as a criticism of Arsenal’s system.
Crossing isn’t the strongest feature of the game Arsenal play, and it’s one of the reasons why Giroud has found himself short of playing time. He recently admitted he wouldn’t settle with a lack of playing time for another season and clearly feels he’s good enough for a starting place for club and country.