Monday, 27th August, 2012
Recently signed Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes that the club’s new arrivals need a little bit of time settle and that draws will soon start to be converted into victories.
The French forward stated his view after Arsenal drew 0-0 with Stoke City, the side’s second successive 0-0 draw. Giroud played well against the Potters and even had a long-range effort graze the top of the bar in the dying minutes of the match.
“I hoped it would go in”, said the former Montpellier striker to Arsenal’s official site.
“I saw the keeper off his line and I did not see Aaron [Ramsey] for a cross. So I tried to take my chance”, he added.
However, the missed effort meant that the Gunners played out another goalless draw and still await their first win of the season.
“[The miss] means that we have to wait for our victory. But it is coming soon. We played well and had some good situations in front of goal.
"We just have to score now – me too”, said the 25-year-old.
Giroud added that he gave his all on the pitch but said that he was disappointed to have not scored a goal.
“But I gave it all today. It was a hard game against a big team. But I felt good in the game and we missed only one thing, a goal.”
The forward admitted that the players need a little more time to understand each other’s movements and playing style, and believes that victories will follow as a result.
“But there are a lot of good players here at Arsenal. It is easy to play with them. We need a little more time to come together.”
Giroud and the rest of the Arsenal squad will be hoping to score a few goals soon in order to overcome the pressure that is mounting on them after every miss and after every goalless draw.