Giroud: I’m up for the cup

Olivier Giroud - Sunderland

Olivier Giroud says that Arsenal winning the cup would represent a successful season for the club, despite the fact that a title challenge which has promised so much faltered over the last couple of months.

The Gunners were top of the table for longer than anyone else this season but fell away due to poor results and performances.

However, the French striker told beIN Sport, “If we win the FA Cup this will be a very good season for Arsenal.”

In some respects it’s hard to argue. You can’t complain about a trophy drought on one hand then complain a trophy isn’t enough on the other, but it does feel as if this season has been a missed opportunity in terms of the Premier League.

Giroud also reiterated his desire to stay at the club, and said he believes he can improve as a player.

I see my future here at Arsenal,” he said. “I feel that I have progressed, I know the Premier League more, but I can still do better.”

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