Arsenal striker admits he can be his own worst enemy

Olivier Giroud admits that he sometimes struggles with confidence issues at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud admits that sometimes he struggles for confidence but is learning to improve his game thanks to wise words from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners striker has enjoyed a positive start to the new season and has netted four goals and made three assists in his last six games for the north London club.

The 28-year-old impressed as he scored twice to help Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth round last weekend.

The France international says that he often questions himself but is slowly learning to become the master of his own mind.

Giroud told the London Evening Standard: “To improve as a player was my target when I signed for Arsenal.

“I always wanted to improve myself and give everything for the team, for the fans and the club. I love this shirt and I want to achieve big things with this team.

“I try to give my best every game. Sometimes it goes easy, sometimes I struggle a bit more, but it is always a determination. I try to keep it high in my head, because it is my worst enemy.

“The boss told me that before, and sometimes I need to push myself a bit out of my comfort zone.”

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Arsenal’s next game is a trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League table.

Arsene Wenger’s men will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford next month for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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