Date: 14th December 2017 at 5:00pm
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Real Madrid are considering an approach for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, according to Defensa Central.

The Spanish website believes the move could suit both parties, with the Frenchman needing first team football in order to make France’s squad for the World Cup, and Real needing to strengthen up front.

Giroud started his first Premier League match of the season against West Ham last night, replacing Alexandre Lacazette in the side for the 0-0 draw. Manager Arsene Wenger rewarded him with a place in the starting eleven following three goals in his last three league games as a substitute.

The Frenchman has increased speculation that he could leave the Emirates Stadium after stating in an interview with L’Equipe at the weekend that he would consider a loan move in the January transfer window.

Real Madrid meanwhile have very little back up for first choice striker Karim Benzema who has struggled in front of goal this season. They have been linked with Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi but manager Zinedine Zidane has stated he has not asked the club to sign a forward.