There’s more to come from Olivier Giroud, insists Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna believes that there is plenty more to come from Olivier Giroud following the Arsenal striker's fine start to the season

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Olivier Giroud scored 17 goals in his first season in England Photo: Olivier Giroud/Instagram

Bacary Sagna believes that there is plenty more to come from Olivier Giroud following the Arsenal striker’s fine start to the season.

Giroud, 27, has scored five goals in all competitions for the Gunners so far this term and has also notched up two assists for the north London side.

The French striker has won plenty of new admirers in recent weeks as he looks to push on during his second campaign in England after his switch from Montpellier last summer.

And Sagna is backing his fellow countryman to continue to improve in the coming weeks and months.

“He is always questioning himself,” said Sagna. “He knows what he did well and what he did wrong. He tries to work on it during training sessions and tries to communicate with the boss.

“He is a very good player, good physically in front of the goal and finishes well. We need to give him time and I think he will improve even more, and be more decisive.

“Even with his English, he improved a lot and that makes a big difference.”

Arsenal v Napoli: Pre-match facts

• This is Arsenal’s 16th successive Champions League campaign, longevity bettered only by Manchester United (18) and Real Madrid (17).

• Arsenal have won nine in a row in all competitions since starting their season with a 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa, although they needed penalties to edge out West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup last Wednesday.

• Mesut Özil was a team-mate of Gonzalo Higuaín, Jose María Callejón and Raúl Albiol at Real Madrid.

• Gonzalo Higuaín’s next appearance in the Champions League will be his 50th in the competition (48 with Real Madrid). He has scored nine goals.

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