Giroud talks of his tough­est ever start to a sea­son

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

OLIVIER GIROUD ad­mits that he is go­ing through his tough­est spell as an Ar­se­nal player af­ter fall­ing out of favour with Gun­ners boss Arsene Wenger.

The France in­ter­na­tional, who joined the Gun­ners in 2012, has seen his first team op­por­tu­ni­ties be­come rather lim­ited this sea­son with Wenger opt­ing to use Alexis Sanchez as the Gun­ners first choice cen­tre for­ward.

Sanchez has been in red hot form for Ar­se­nal scor­ing eight goals in all com­pe­ti­tions and his move into the cen­tre has also brought the best out of Me­sut Ozil, who is cur­rently in the form of his ca­reer.

Ar­se­nal sud­denly look more co­he­sive and dan­ger­ous as an at­tack­ing unit and Giroud is the player who has been sac­ri­ficed to make it hap­pen.

“Yes, that is pos­si­ble,” Giroud told L’Equipe, when asked if this his tough­est start to a sea­son.

“When I look from the stands at Ar­se­nal, a team that plays well and made a very good start to the sea­son, it seems my train leaves with­out me and I must not get too far be­hind.”

A slow start to the sea­son proved costly for the French­man who went five games with­out scor­ing before be­ing sent off in Ar­se­nal’s 1-1 draw with Paris Saint Ger­main in the Cham­pi­ons League ear­lier this cam­paign.

But he has come back into the fold in Ar­se­nal’s last cou­ple of games and scored a brace in Ar­se­nal’s 4-1 vic­tory over Sun­der­land before net­ting the Gun­ners’ sec­ond dur­ing their 3-2 come­back win over Lu­do­gorets in the Cham­pi­ons League. – The In­de­pen­dent

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