Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud enjoying recent run

Arsenal Olivier Giroud

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists he is enjoying his recent run of form leading the line after returning to the first team following a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Giroud has been in scintillating form since being restored up front in November after spending three months out with a broken fibula.

The France international has found the back of the net with great regularity, scoring seven times in 10 appearances.

Arsenal currently lie fifth in the league and one point adrift of fourth-place Southampton as they continue to battle it out for a Champions League spot.

The striker’s contribution in front of goal has certainly lifted the squad during the second half of the term and he was on the mark as the Gunners earned a 2-0 win at champions Manchester City.

The former Montpellier man admitted he was feeling confident but also added that a lot of praise must go to his team mates.

Giroud said: “I’ve scored seven goals in my last 10 appearances, so it’s a good stat for me.

“I feel good and my confidence is high. I want to help the team to win more games and to achieve our targets.

“It’s a pleasure to play with the boys and I think we are really strong offensively. [We need to] do a great job together defensively as a unit, like we showed at Manchester City, it’s a good idea to do it again and again, especially against big teams.

“We need to be focused on our defensive game, because we know that up front we are always going to create chances to score.”

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