Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says he is now enjoying his best form since he joined the north London club three years ago.
Giroud was the matchwinner for Arsenal at Newcastle on Saturday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win that kept his team within a point of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table.
The France international has now scored nine goals in his last nine Arsenal appearances, while he has 13 goals from 19 games in the league this season.
“It’s my best spell since I’ve been at Arsenal. I have to keep it going, I don’t want to stop,” Giroud said.
“I scored 16 or 17 goals last season in the league. I would like to do better and above all help the team achieve our objectives. That’s the most important thing.”
Chelsea appear to have the title at their mercy but Giroud is refusing to give up hopes of a first Premier League winner’s medal while he also wants to help Arsenal retain the FA Cup.
“Finishing second or third would be very good, even if we’ll be ready if Chelsea slip up. Winning the FA Cup is also an objective. I am continuing my progress. I feel really good at Arsenal. It’s important to keep improving,” he added.
Arsenal face Reading in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday, April 18 with the winner to face either Liverpool or Aston Villa in the final.
The Gunners are 1.80 to win the FA Cup this season.