The Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has said that he is extremely confident that the club will be challenging for the title contenders the season. The French striker was signed by the club for £ 12 million in the summer from the French club Montpelier. He has disappointed for Arsenal so far this campaign, but he recently scored his first league goal of the campaign in the match against West Ham United. This was an extremely crucial goal because Arsenal were trailing in the match to a goal from West Ham. However, following a goal by Olivier Giroud, Arsenal managed to get in front through goals from Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla.
As a result of this comeback victory, Arsenal continued their ascent of the table and are currently seven points behind the leaders Chelsea. Following the victories over Liverpool and the draw with Manchester city, Arsenal have been considered as real title contenders this season. Olivier Giroud reckons that it is probably right given that they now have a very good squad that is capable of playing both in the Champions League and in the domestic competitions with the same kind of intensity. Arsenal will be facing Norwich city after the international break.
“We will keep going and stay confident for the future. I think we have a very interesting role in this championship. I expected it to be difficult at first because the Premier League is a level higher and I have had to adapt. It is nice to have scored my first goal, that will give me a lot of confidence for the future. I feel good about this team and I am confident that I will score more goals. Why not a dozen like in my first season at Montpellier?” said the striker after the 3-1 win over West Ham during the weekend.