Search

Misfiring Arsenal striker draws inspiration from Henry’s slow start in front of goal

07:00 05 October 2012

Olivier Giroud is confident he will soon start scoring goals for Arsenal. Photo credit: Jon Buckle/PA wire

Olivier Giroud is confident he will soon start scoring goals for Arsenal. Photo credit: Jon Buckle/PA wire

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Olivier Giroud is using Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer Thierry Henry as his inspiration to get him through his goal drought.

The Frenchman has only scored once for the Gunners since his £12 million move from Montpellier in the summer and that came in the 6-1 Capital One Cup rout of League One Coventry.

The striker started on the bench for Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League victory at home to Olympiakos although was unfortunate not to score when he had a shot blocked at point-blank range.

He did then provide the knockdown for Aaron Ramsey to run through and chip the keeper but Giroud is not concerned by lack of goals.

He said: “I need some time to get confident and to keep going - Thierry Henry he scored only in his ninth [league] game.

“For strikers it is quite difficult to adapt to the Premier League, but I am always close to scoring goals so I continue to keep confident.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 09:30
Kurt Zouma (left) is likely to partner John Terry in the centre of Chelsea's defence as Blues boss Jose Mourinho seeks to stop Harry Kane

Harry Kane will have been giving Jose Mourinho nightmares this week as he ponders ways of neutralising the best young striker in England.

Danny Rose (left) battles with Eden Hazard during Tottenham's 5-3 victory over Chelsea at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day

Danny Rose admits Eden Hazard is one of his toughest opponents and the Tottenham left-back is aware he’ll have to put in a flawless defensive display to stop the Belgian winger if he gets the nod at Wembley.

Fri, 07:22
Roberto Soldado in action for Spurs against Fiorentina (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Roberto Soldado’s embarrassing mistake was the “key” moment in Tottenham’s Europa League exit, but Mauricio Pochettino had no regrets about playing the misfiring striker ahead of Harry Kane.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

The political editor will be taking time off for treatment.

It involves a picture of a hand. You can guess what shape it is making.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder