Olivier Giroud has sought to play down expectations after he scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The France international came off the bench with the score still at 1-1 after Jermain Defoe had equalised Alexis Sanchez’s opener, and grabbed a double.
Giroud scored with his first two touches of the ball, as he returned from injury in style, and admitted he was delighted to be back in the team and amongst the goals.
“At the end we made it look easy but it was totally the reverse,” Giroud said according to The Mirror. “We started well, they came back well and we didn’t put them away.
“We were exposed in the second half so it was nice to score the second. It was nice to finish the job.
“If I could do that every single game I would be Superman. I had a great assist from my team-mates so I had to finish the job. This is big for me, coming back from a tough injury, so I’m happy to be back.”
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Arsenal’s victory keeps them level on points at the top of the table and ensures they have now gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions.
The return of Giroud is also a massive boost for the Gunners, and his goals are likely to give the striker a timely confidence boost with tough fixtures against Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG to come.