Olivier Giroud vows to ‘do more’ after netting 11th Arsenal goal
Olivier Giroud says he is focused on scoring more goals for Arsenal to help Gunners continue their charge for a top-four finish
Olivier Giroud insists there is more to come from him after the Arsenal striker netted his 10th and 11th goals of the season in Wednesday’s 5-1 thrashing of West Ham.
The France forward was on target in the second half at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners bounced back from their consecutive defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea in impressive fashion.
The 26-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Montpellier in the summer and has nine assists to his name, has his sights firmly set on netting more goals to help the Gunners continue their charge for a top-four finish.
“It is good thing to reach this number [of goals], but I want to keep going and score more goals,” Giroud told Arsenal Player.
“I know my team-mates very well, so I feel really good in games. I have scored 11 goals and I have nine assists but I know I can do more.”
Giroud was pleased with how the Gunners began the game against West Ham after slow starts cost them in their recent defeats.
He continued: “I am happy because we started the game [against West Ham] as we wanted, with good pace and good movement of the ball.
“Unfortunately we [conceded] one goal but we had a good reaction, never gave up and it was really nice to score before half time.
“For the second half we had a very good run, we played very well through the lines and created a lot of opportunities.
“It was important to win because Tottenham are on a good run. We have to concentrate on the Champions League places – it is our objective and we really want to get there. If we play like tonight from the kick-off, it will be much better for us.”