Striker Olivier Giroud has been fantastic in this year's campaign for Arsenal as he has contributed 5 goals in the English Premier League and 2 in the UEFA Champions League.
“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.” - Olivier Giroud
Aside from his great form in front of goal, Giroud prides himself for creating goalscoring situations for his teammates, which proved true in the case of their game against Norwich on gameweek 9.
"It is a great thing because the goal was shown all over the world - I am proud of it," Giroud spoke of the goal that Jack Wilshere converted coming from his assist on arsenal.com.
"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."
A boost in the Frenchman's self-belief played a crucial role in contributing to his fine form.
"I think technically I had it before, maybe I progressed because we have worked on it a lot in training," he said.
"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."
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