The in-form striker says that a link-up with the Uruguayan would have been great but the similarities between himself and the Napoli forward meant that they would have clashedArsenal striker Olivier Giroud says that he would have relished the opportunity to play alongside summer transfer target Luis Suarez but was less enthusiastic about the prospect of signing Gonzalo Higuain.
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Giroud told L'Equipe: "When the name of Suarez was circulating, I honestly thought it was a good thing for the team.
"We would've complemented each other. Suarez can also play out wide. It would have been difficult for me with another player."
Before attempting to sign Suarez, the Gunners had been locked in negotiations to sign Higuain from Real Madrid. However, the Spanish club held out for a bigger offer and eventually sold the Argentine to Napoli.
Giroud, however, says he would have been "bothered" by Higuain's arrival, as their similar roles would have made them more direct rivals for a first-team place.
"We would have been in direct competition because he is a pure central striker," Giroud added of the now-Napoli man. "Of course, at the time, it would have bothered me a bit but I was not afraid of competition."