Olivier Giroud certainly isn’t lacking for confidence, but he is lacking the stats that Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani put up.
In the wake of Arsenal’s ongoing pursuit of an additional scoring threat, striker Olivier Giroud has asked for a chance to prove he can be the man for the job.
In an interview with the Express, the 28-year-old Giroud said Arsenal can quit with the expensive pursuit of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema and/or Paris Saint-Germain leading scorer Edinson Cavani and make him the leader of the Gunners’ attack.
“I showed great mental strength last year and I had good stats,” Giroud said. “I always try to improve myself and I feel with the team, so yes, I am sure I can bring something more to the team and to my team-mates.”
Giroud does make a decent case: he has recorded double-digit league goals in 7 of his last 8 years, with at least 20 total goals in three of his last six. However, last season he was out for three months due to an injury, during which time Alexis Sanchez took a hold of the starting job and recorded 16 Premier League goals.
Last week, Olivier Giroud was given the start and led an anemic Arsenal attack that was upset in a 0-2 home loss to West Ham United.
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