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Arsenal star: Things are not going well for Lloris but he has my support

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
8:00 AM

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he is giving Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris his full support.

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Hugo Lloris, Tottenham. Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS SportHugo Lloris, Tottenham. Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

The international team-mates have had contrasting starts to life in the Premier League – Giroud has shone in recent games after a slow start, while Lloris has barely left the blocks.

“Hugo [Lloris] is a good friend,” Giroud told RTL. “He warned me that he would start the match and we greeted each other beforehand.

“He could not do much for the goals that we scored. It was hard for him.

“I did not expect to talk with him about his situation. It is not going well for him.

“It’s hard and I’m trying to give him my full support. Things are like that.

“Everyone knows his qualities.”

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