Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud: Scoring goals is an ‘obsession’ for me

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident it will not be long before he hits top form in north London

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud arrived at Arsenal from Montpellier this summer Photo: Olivier Giroud / Twitter

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud admits he has struggled to find top form since joining Arsenal from Montpellier this summer but is confident he will soon repay Arsene Wenger’s faith in him.

The 26-year-old striker has netted four goals in 15 outings for the Gunners, and has also made four assists for his team-mates.

Giroud moved to Arsenal after having scored an impressive 25 goals for the Ligue 1 side last season.

And although he concedes that he has made a stuttering start to his spell in north London, the France forward is confident he will find his form at The Emirates.

“Scoring goals is an obsession for me, and probably for all strikers,” Giroud told Arsenal Player.

“I must admit, I’ve had a little bit of a difficult start but the boss and the coaches trust in me and just say, ‘Don’t worry, the goals will come soon. Continue to work hard in training – you have the right qualities’.

“I’m keeping confident and continuing to work hard. I scored many goals early on in my career, and when you score it obviously makes you feel better.

“But I’m happy at the moment, and I feel I did well when I came on against Reading in the League Cup. So everything is OK, I just need to keep working hard.”

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