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'I’m pleased to see Keseru doing well'

Olivier Giroud is looking forward to being reunited with an old team-mate when Arsenal take on Ludogorets in Sofia on Tuesday evening.

Fellow striker Claudiu Keseru briefly played alongside Giroud in France back in 2009 - and now the Romania international looks set to come up against the Gunners forward in the Champions League. "I have not seen that much of him since I left Tours,” the France striker said. "We played together for Tours in the French second division, with Laurent Koscielny as well. "He was a very good player with a very good left foot. He was good technically with an amazing complicity on the pitch." Keseru has been prolific since signing for Ludogorets in 2015, but was only a substitute in the meeting with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium two weeks ago. "He’s a good player, but a good guy as well," Giroud added, "and I was very pleased to see him doing well for Romania in the European Championship, and it was a very nice time for us. "Now I will play against him in the Champions League and I’m very happy for him."

 

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