Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes he is in the best form that he has ever been in since joining the North London club, he said on RMC.
“I am in my best period since I arrived from Arsenal. I need to continue like this, I don’t want to stop here. I scored 16 or 17 goals last year. I would like to do better and to help my team reach its aims. That is what is most important. To finish second or third would be good but if Chelsea can mess it up… winning the FA Cup is also an objective. I continue to progress, I feel very good with the Gunners, that is important.”
“I did an interview one week before the game against Monaco. We spoke about a lot of different topics and the journalist said to me: “Giroud is not the same as Aguero and Diego Costa.” I simply replied that I was a good attacker, I let the statistics speak for themselves. I know who I am, I know what I say. People who know me know that I am not pretentious. Apparently, it was not the right moment because I lacked efficiency during that game (vs Monaco). It is good to show you have mental strength in coming back stronger and I proved that the critics don’t hurt me. I have created a shell around me, in the good and the bad moments. I know when I am good and when I am not good. I don’t need anyone to tell me.”