Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud is confident they’ll be a stronger squad next season. Arsenal have been linked with a host of high-profile strikers during the transfer window, but Giroud insists he would welcome any new arrivals.
The Frenchman’s place is certain to be under threat as Arsenal close in on a spectacular deal for the Liverpool striker after making a £40,000,001 bid, but Giroud is far from being concerned about his own future as he insisted it is time Arsenal showed their ambition.
Giroud who has six goals in three games on the Club’s Asia Tour feels the current squad have more than enough quality to compete for trophies this term.
According to Arsenal’s official website, he said :
We have more knowledge now. Santi, Poldi, me – we were new players last season.
We also didn’t lose anyone during the summer for the first time in a few years. That is good for us, and [so is the fact] we know each other much better as it will be easier for us to win more games. We just need a better start this season.
It does not worry me but that is why I look forward to September because we will know the team then and the players, he said. I have heard a lot of things and I know we need a striker. But the most important thing is the team.
It will be good for the team and me as well to have another striker as we will have more competition. I could play with him or without him. We will see.
Giroud had a pretty good first season in English football, scoring 17 goals and providing 11 assists for his team mates during the campaign.
He often went missing in games, especially when an opposition team would sit deep and deny the Frenchman space to work in. The fact Arsenal’s winger’s can’t seem to cross well on a consistent basis makes it hard for Giroud to utilize his best asset, his strength in the air.
Giroud started his first Premier League season slowly, but gained steam over time. He is a good target man and despite having just three assists in League games, he tallied a team high four assists in seven Champions League appearances.
Arsenal are likely to sign a striker this offseason, but Giroud should still have plenty of opportunities to make a noticeable fantasy impact again next year. He had a decent first season in England and he can build on last season and can become a force to reckon with in the next campaign.
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