By support

10th Dec, 2017 | 7:07pm

West Ham must ditch Carroll and sign this PL talent reportedly ready to move in January


West Ham United manager David Moyes must go all out to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud when the transfer window opens in January.

The Mirror report that the 31-year-old is targeting a loan move away from the Emirates Stadium in January to increase his chances to making the World Cup squad for France.

The new West Ham boss Moyes will be looking to strengthen his squad in January and Giroud would be the perfect signing. Moyes must do everything in his power to bring him to the London Stadium.

The Hammers are used to having a big striker up front in Andy Carroll and Giroud would fit that mould perfectly. He’s great at holding the ball up and bringing his teammates into play and he has a natural eye for goal.

He is a strong attacking threat both in the air and on the ground. While he has been criticised at times for his performances for Arsenal, he is still a striker with a very impressive scoring record – this is something the Hammers desperately need.

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Furthermore, it is not often you get the chance to sign a player as experienced as Giroud. The Frenchman has five years in the Premier League under his belt, as well as a strong track record in Europe and at international level.

West Ham have struggled to keep their big signings fit in recent seasons, especially their strikers but Giroud has a solid injury record.

He is yet to start a Premier League game for Arsenal this season and will be keen to play regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup next summer. He is also believed to want to remain in London so a switch to the Hammers looks to be perfect for both parties.

In other West Ham news, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has criticised the club after their surprise 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday.  

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