Giroud happy to spread the love at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud is happy to spread the love when it comes to Arsenal’s attacking options.

The Gunners striker believes that it is essential he isn’t greedy in front of goal and has a responsibility to chip in with assists to his fellow goal-getters.

France ace Giroud, 27, was speaking ahead of Arsenal’s top flight clash with Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday.

And it was the Gunners’ last league home game which highlighted their teamwork when Jack Wilshere scored a wonder goal.

Giroud says the strike was the perfect example of how pass and move can lead to an advantage.

He said: “It is a great thing because the goal was shown all over the world – I am proud of it. It is a quality when you are a striker to not always be greedy and when you have a team-mate well placed on the pitch, in a good position, you have to assist him.

“Strikers are judged on their goals but we must also provide assists and that is what I try to do: help my team-mates. It is easy to play with people like Jack, Mesut, Santi or Tomas – all my offensive team-mates. We have good relationships on the pitch and when we play one-touch football like against Norwich, it is a pleasure.

“We try to do it in every game, and when we succeed it is fantastic.”

Giroud is in red-hot form in terms of finding the back of the net and puts his goals down to new found confidence.

He added: “I think technically I had it before, maybe I progressed because we have worked on it a lot in training.

“It is also down to confidence. I did well from the start of the season, I had good preparation with the team – instead of last season when I wasn’t here from the beginning –  and I scored early in the pre-season games.

“I feel really confident, the boss made me feel good and that is why I feel good and try to improve every day. It is all about confidence I think.”