Arsenal’s latest signing Olivier Giroud has told Arsenal news that the fact that Arsenal are not in the favourites to win the title this season might be a boon in itself because it helped him lift the title with Montpelier in the French league in the same way.
Arsenal will be entering into the new Premier league season knowing that their status as one of the top four is under threat due to the big spending clubs like Tottenham and Manchester city. Liverpool are also expected to be challenging for the top four spot under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.
However, unlike in previous seasons, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has actually spent some money and brought into question players like Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. The French striker is expected to be partnered with the Lukas Podolski, who is set to be handed the number 10 shirt. This is due to the expected departure of Robin van Persie in the summer. Due to the fact that Arsenal or not the favourites to win the title, Olivier Giroud thinks that it might help the club positively because they will not have any pressure on them. The former Montpelier forward managed to help the club lift the French league title despite all the odds.
“It’s true that it was an extraordinary season with Montpellier. I won’t ever forget that season because in a footballer’s career, winning the title isn’t forgotten so fast. There was a good mentality in the team, good quality, with some good players, and I look forward to finding that quality and spirit with Arsenal – that’s why I chose Arsenal. With Montpellier, it wasn’t written that we were going to be champions, so that’s what made it more beautiful,” Giroud told Arsenal Player ahead of the new season.