Olivier Giroud: Confidence the key to my improved Arsenal form

Olivier Giroud believes a new-found confidence is the key to his improved form for Arsenal this season

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Olivier Giroud arrived at Arsenal from Montpellier last summer Photo: Olivier Giroud/Facebook

Olivier Giroud believes a new-found confidence is the key to his improved form for Arsenal this season.

The France international has been in fine form for the Gunners this term, scoring eight goals in all competitions and making four assists.

And the 27-year-old striker says he is feeling more confident than ever ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“I am OK with my body – physically I feel well,” said Giroud, who scored 17 goals in his debut campaign in England.

“The difference with last season is [my] confidence and maybe the boss has helped me with my technique.

“We have worked on it at the training ground. It is about concentration and focus. The difference is I could [also] add is a good pre-season.

“I felt good since the beginning. I scored lots of goal and that was good for my confidence. I have helped the team to win, touch wood.”

Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal: Pre-match facts

• Dortmund have won eight out of eight at home this season, including the German Super Cup.

• This is Arsenal’s 16th successive Champions League campaign.

• Aaron Ramsey has scored ten goals for Arsenal this season (and two for Wales); he managed five in 91 club appearances in the previous two campaigns.

• The Gunners have collected more points (65) and wins (20) in the Premier League in 2013 than any other side.

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