Olivier Giroud says he’s ready to sit out next week’s Capital One Cup clash to rest up for the Premier League and Europe, but says he’s feeling good and that he’s used to the physical demands on playing lots of games.
The Frenchman will lead the Arsenal attack against currently managerless Crystal Palace this weekend, but has earmarked the Chelsea game as one for which he can rest his handsome bones.
“I feel good, but maybe I will have some rest next week, for the Capital One Cup. I will speak to the boss.
“I’m used to playing a lot of games and I feel good with my body so touch wood, no injuries.”
And touching on last night’s game against Dortmund, Giroud echoed the thoughts of Arsene Wenger by suggesting the team should have held on for a point rather than going out to win it.
“After the first half Dortmund were not as good, maybe tired, and we were really close to score the second one,” he said.
“But they kept going and scored on the counter-attack. It’s a shame because we could have done much better. We finished the game better than them and that’s why I’m really disappointed because if we couldn’t win the game, we didn’t have to lose it, maybe draw.
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