Olivier Giroud has been on an impressive run of form since returning from a nasty injury in November last year, scoring on his first return against Manchester United in the Premier League. His affinity for putting the ball into the back of the net has helped to propel his side to a record 19th FA Cup final appearance.
The French striker scored a brace in the fourth-round win over Middlesbrough and as such, will be looking to inspire his side to victory against Aston Villa in Saturday’s final as well.
Speaking in an interview on Arsenal.com, Giroud revealed that he plays so as to leave his mark on the history books of football:
I play football to make history, to make my family and friends proud. In several years, when my career is over, I would like to leave one or two good memories of my time here with Arsenal.
I would like to win every trophy that I can so one more would be nice, and even more to become the only team with 12 wins. It’s the big trophy after the Premier League.
In an act of modesty the 28-year old refused to thump his chest for his fine form, insisting that the supportive fans who have been with them through thick and thin have pushed them to deliver their best.