Olivier Giroud reaffirms his happiness at Arsenal, despite playing second-fiddle to Alexandre Lacazette this term.
The Frenchman added to his already amazing goal record for his country this week, scoring against Wales in a friendly match. Giroud was then asked about his happiness with his club, in which he responded positively.
‘I’m sure Arsene was watching, especially because Aaron (Ramsey) was playing too,’ said Giroud. ‘He’s always supporting me and there is a lot of trust in each other. He trusts in me and I try to give it back on the pitch when I can.
‘For the moment I am not questioning myself about my future. I am happy at Arsenal and I am fine with the decision to stay because I want to.
‘I am thinking that the story between the club and myself was not over and not finished. We will see what happens but I am happy at Arsenal for the moment.’
Giroud believes he is still at the peak of his powers. He added: ‘It’s my 29th goal for France so I still have to score one more goal to reach Jean-Pierre Papin who was one of my favourite players.
‘It’s always a pleasure to play for the national team and I think we played a good game. We have a better understanding on the pitch now especially with the young players so we are very delighted.
‘My best season was 2015-2016 when I scored 34 goals with Arsenal and the national team, including the Euros.
‘Usually I play a bit less with Arsenal but I always try to keep my efficiency high. That’s most important for me. I keep believing in my quality and I keep the faith. I have a lot of objectives with Arsenal and my country so I always try to move forward and keep scoring.’
Is Giroud’s happiness a credit to Wenger? Does his stance show a lack of ambition?