The 31-year-old expressed his belief in the talent available to Deschamps, and also indicated he had gauged the mood of the England internationals he plays alongside at Emirates Stadium.
"We obviously want to get out of this group, but I have always respected my opponents throughout my career," Giroud told RMC Sport. "It's nice to talk, but doing it will be a different story.
"I said a few weeks ago that I would like to do better than 2014, so I'm aiming for at least the semi-finals.
"In England in the locker room, I know they are particularly afraid of us because we have a fairly talented generation, with very good players."
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"At first glance, compared to other teams on which we could have fallen, it is rather a favourable draw, even if I am a little suspicious of this team from Peru in particular," he added.
"I discussed it with David Ospina and he told me [Peru] was a good team.
"We are used to playing the Danes, but Australia is a team we know a little less with a footballing style that is a little different, but who will be tough."