Olivier Giroud desperate to make a name for himself at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud says he wants to establish himself as an Arsenal great and is convinced the Gunners will challenge for the title next term

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Olivier Giroud (right) scored 17 goals last season Photo: Olivier Giroud/Facebook

Olivier Giroud wants to establish himself as an Arsenal great and is convinced the Gunners will challenge for the title next season.

The France international scored 17 goals in all competitions and made 10 assists for the north Londoners after completing a £9.5m move from Montpellier last June.

And the 26-year-old, who helped Arsenal secure a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season, believes that the 2013-14 campaign will be a pivotal season for Arsene Wenger’s men.

“If we start better than we did this season, I know that we will compete for the title next year because we are used to playing together now and have improved as a team,” Giroud told the Arsenal magazine.

“We have also improved as individuals throughout the season, especially the newcomers like Santi [Cazorla], Lukas [Podolski] and me.

“It is a massively important season with a lot of challenges.

“I also want to really establish myself with Arsenal and make a name for myself here.”

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