Olivier Giroud ready to lead Arsenal’s front-line through testing run

Olivier Giroud insists he is feeling fit and ready to lead Arsenal's attack through a testing run of fixtures

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

Olivier Giroud insists he is feeling fit and ready to lead Arsenal’s attack through their forthcoming testing run of fixtures.

The Gunners travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime before clashes against Chelsea, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United.

And despite Giroud having started all but one of Arsenal’s games in all competitions this season, the 27-year-old Frenchman says he is ready to continue battling hard for the north Londoners.

“I feel good,” said Giroud after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat by Dortmund on Tuesday. “I’m used to playing a lot of games and I feel good with my body so touch wood no injuries.

“Over the years I’ve got used to playing a lot of games and I’m OK with my body. I don’t want to find an excuse.

“Maybe I will have some rest next week, for the Capital One Cup… I will speak to the boss.”

He continued: “We lost [against Dortmund] but have won almost every game. Just Villa and West Brom [were not victories] so it’s not the time to be really worried, but we want to come back on Saturday and win the game.”

Giroud has scored seven goals in all competitions for Arsene Wenger’s men so far this season.

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