Giroud pleased with Walcott partnership


After bagging his first Premier League brace and his sixth goal in eight games Olivier Giroud has revealed that at no point has he doubted his ability to score goals for Arsenal.

Highlighting a blossoming relationship with Theo Walcott, the French international said he’s increasingly pleased with his overall participation and taking confidence from the support of the crowd.

Speaking to French radio station RMC after yesterday’s game with Fulham, Giroud noted:

“I never doubted my abilities. It’s just that I missed these small goals that would make me gradually gain confidence. I’m glad to prove myself to the English, who have been very patient with me. They make me confident.

Talking about his two headers against the Cottagers, both of which were assisted by Theo Walcott, Giroud continued:

“Theo (Walcott) was instrumental. He made two decisive passes. I get along very well with him. There are other players with whom it works well but especially him. He begins to know me and so too does Bacary (Sagna).

“I have more affinity with the right side for the moment because there have been changes on the left side. That being said, Lukas (Podolski) knows me well.

“When the ball is centred, I’ve more opportunity to show for it. It’s not just in front of goal, in my general participation in the game, I feel better and better.”

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