Olivier Giroud has claimed that he is not happy with the number of goals he scored for Arsenal last season. He feels that he will be able to score more in the coming seasons. According to him, this is also the opinion of manager Arsene Wenger. Giroud has publicly stated that Wenger was not happy with him during the second half of the season because he became too predictable. An amazing first half to the campaign saw the French striker score most of his 16 league goals last season.
As he continued to play without any rest, the second half was much more difficult for the player. Towards the end of the season, his form recovered and he helped the club win the FA Cup – their first major trophy in nine years. Despite the success achieved last season, the 27-year-old states that he feels there will be a lot of improvement on the cards if he manages to take the advice of Wenger. Arsene Wenger is regarded as one of the greatest managers when it comes to getting the best out of strikers.
He has brought out some of the greats like Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie in almost 2 decades at Arsenal. Giroud could join the ranks among them. The striker is currently with the French national team at the World Cup 2014. “I feel I can go on improving. I can improve some parts of my game and have better statistics. For a forward, statistics are important, especially when you negotiate a contract. In the Champions League, it was more difficult. But you also need titles and key performances. I am working hard in front of goal post to try to sort out some details,” said the striker.
Arsenal start the new campaign with a match against Crystal Palace at home.