Olivier Giroud plays down talk of Premier League title bid
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says it is too early to talk about a Premier League title challenge
Olivier Giroud says it is too early to talk about Arsenal challenging for the Premier League title.
The Gunners temporarily moved to the top of the table on Saturday evening courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Everton at The Emirates.
We are all fighting for each other. We have a great togetherness and we want to achieve big things altogether
However, Arsene Wenger’s side were demoted to second place after Manchester City secured a point in a goalless draw with Manchester United in Sunday’s derby.
Giroud, who scored the opener against the Toffees in north London, refused to be drawn on talk of the Gunners launching a sustained crack at the Premier League title.
“I don’t want to look too far forward because we need to keep it up and carry on this momentum. It’s only the 10th game in the league so we’ve got 28 to go, so it’s a bit early,” Giroud told Arsenal’s website.
Giroud continued: “I think we are stronger mentally this year.
“We are all fighting for each other. We have a great togetherness and we want to achieve big things altogether. We are showing a lot of leadership.
“We are all looking in the same direction and we know we need to be 100 per cent in every game. If someone is a bit tired then someone else will battle and fight for each other. That’s the mentality we need to show through the season.”
Giroud has scored three goals in his last three appearances in all competitions for the Gunners, helping Wenger’s side secure three successive wins.
The France international has netted five times in 10 Premier League games so far this season, although six of those appearances have been from the bench.
Arsenal make the trip to Swansea City in the Premier League next weekend.