Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chelsea Facing Showdown With Arsenal For Suarez

Arsenal and Chelsea's battle to try and lure Luis Suarez away from Liverpool intensified as players from both teams pleaded their case from him to join them.

Gunners’ striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he would welcome the competition for a starting berth if he was to head to north London, and would relish the chance of joining him up-front.

He told L'Equipe: "Luis Suarez is someone with whom I could have a good feeling with on the pitch, so I am for his arrival. I'm not afraid of competition.

"With Arsenal we want to qualify for the Champions League."

Arsenal is seen as a front-runner to snap up the Uruguayan international, having already placed a bid and being able to offer Champions League football this term.

But their not alone in their ambitions for Suarez, and Chelsea have also been linked with the formidable forward.

And Blues centre-back Branislav Ivanovic, who was bitten by Suarez during a game, has also revealed his feeling on the recent rumours.

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