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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Olivier Giroud believes he is getting better and better under the tutelage of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The former Montpellier striker has found his feet in the Premier League after an unspectacular start, scoring 14 goals in all competitions so far.
Giroud insists he wants to keep improving but he is pleased with how he has started life at the Emirates and says Wenger has helped him adapt certain aspects of his game.
“It’s all going to plan, but I know I can do better,” Giroud said in an interview with Le Parisien, as quoted on www.arsenal.com.
“I have room to improve, which means I can be more ambitious.
“I have matured in my mind. I have also learnt a lot, in particular with my back to goal. I control the ball more when I receive it and I read the situation.
“I am fortunate to have a coach who I can talk to and share things with.
“Recently we made a video and he talked me through how I can improve.
“On the pitch we know what we are doing. There is a trust and communication between us.”
The 26-year-old only netted once in his first nine appearances for the Gunners but he insists he never let his head go down.
“As a striker you can’t doubt yourself - in a career you will have periods of scarcity,” he said.
“You must be positive constantly and I’m like that. Here, it’s a requirement at a very high level.
“When you have an opportunity you must take it. When it’s not easy, you have to look ahead and demand more from yourself. That’s just my motto.”