Olivier Giroud reveals his delight at Arsenal return
The French striker is delighted to be back in action for the Gunners
Olivier Giroud has revealed his delight at being able to make his comeback from injury sooner than expected.
The French striker was expected to be out of action until the new year after he suffered a broken leg during the 2-2 draw with Everton back in August.
But the 28-year-old has recovered ahead of schedule and played 78 minutes as Arsenal beat West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
And the forward is delighted to be back in action again.
“I have been impatient and I have been looking forward to coming back in the starting 11,” said Giroud.
“I am really pleased to come back earlier. It was a good game for me and the team.
“The win [at West Brom] was good, we are really pleased with the way we played even if we should have scored more goals.
“When you are injured you cannot help your team-mates and it has been really frustrating for me. I tried to work hard at training and come back stronger.
“It is good, sometimes, for your mental strength to go through this and this is why I am stronger. When you are far away from the pitch it is tough. I took a lot of pleasure from this game.”