The France international has netted 14 times in all competitions for the Gunners, while also creating 11 goals for his Arsenal team-mates in a promising start to his north London career.
Meanwhile, Van Persie, who moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a £24m deal in the summer, could only manage 10 goals in his first season at the Gunners.
“I don’t know a striker who isn’t interested in his statistics,” he said. “Since the start of the season I’ve got 14 goals and 11 assists.
“For a first season it’s better than Van Persie when he started, even though he was younger. When I arrived at Arsenal, there were some worries.
“But they were quickly sorted and now the Arsenal players understand if they play off me they can score.”
The 26-year-old was a second-half substitute in France’s 2-1 loss to Germany on Wednesday night.
And Giroud hopes that he can become a first-team regular for Les Bleus if he continues to impress at Arsenal.
“I’m not quite a first-team regular. I don’t want to be lacking in ambition, but I’m realistic,” he added.
“I know that there’s a hierarchy in the French national side. Of course, you prefer being in the starting XI.
“Flourishing at a big club like Arsenal, earning my place in the side, is going to give me more credibility in the national team and allow me to let myself go a little more.
“I want to contribute if I’m called upon.”
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