Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he has regularly struggled with his self-confidence since he arrive at the club in 2012.
Giroud came here off the back of an impressive Ligue 1 campaign with Montpellier by firing them to the league title ahead of Paris Saint Germain.
However, since his arrival coincided with the departure of Robin van Persie, he’s constantly been compared to the Dutchman which was slightly unfair.
We may have lack a superstar striker to lead us to a title charge in recent years, but for the £12m has been a bargain when analysing his performances.
“I try to give my best every game, sometimes it goes easy, sometimes I struggle a bit more, but it is always a determination, I try to keep it high in my head, because it is my worst enemy,” Giroud told the Evening Standard.
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“(I am asking myself) am I ready or am I not? The boss told me that before and sometimes I need to push myself a bit out of my comfort zone.”
The Frenchman has come back from his broken ankle with renewed verve and class, scoring 10 goals in his last 12 appearances.