Olivier Giroud holds talks with Leyton Orient

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud turns up at Leyton Orient to ask if his friend can have a trial with the League One leaders.

Leyton Orient communications manager Jonny Davies has revealed that one of the Premier League's leading lights arrived at the League One outfit last week, in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

The French forward turned up unannounced at Orient to ask about the possibility of a trial for his friend, an unnamed countrymen who has recently moved across the channel to London.

Davies shared details of the meeting in his 'O Zone' column for The Independent, which read: "We had an unexpected visitor at the club last week when Tom, our commercial manager, got a phone call from Lottie on reception, saying: 'There's a guy down here who says he plays for Arsenal with his friend.'

"Tom popped down and found himself talking to Olivier Giroud, the Arsenal forward. It transpired he had a friend with him who played professionally in France but had moved to London and Giroud was asking about the possibility of getting him a trial with us.

"Monsieur Giroud was by all accounts very pleasant and mentioned that he knew some of our French players from his days at home."

Orient have three French nationals on their books, including Romain Vincelot and Mathieu Baudry.

Russell Slade's side lead the way in League One after a fine opening to the season, winning eight of their first nine matches in a club-record unbeaten run.

Orient players celebrate a goal by Kevin Lisbie on September 14, 2013
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