Arsenal star BUZZING and ready to fire Gunners to GLORY

With his two well taken goals at the weekend, the Arsenal and France international forward Olivier Giroud fired the Gunners into the quarter-finals of the FA cup, a competition he seems to like having scored three goals in five games in our road to Wembley last season.

Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the big striker after his latest brace and strongly hinted that Giroud was definitely the main man for us in the centre forward role. That will certainly have helped the 28-year old, as he thrives on confidence, but his performances and stats will already have given Giroud plenty of the self-belief that he told Arsenal Player is coursing through him right now.

And who can blame him for feeling good about himself? Giroud has not had the praise and media attention of our new strike star Alexis Sanchez but he does a great job for Arsenal. And if you look at his contribution, his 10 goals from just 18 games (with five of them as a sub) is actually a better ratio than the 18 scored by the Chilean in 34 games (two as a sub).

Giroud said, “I’ve scored seven goals in my last 10 appearances, so it’s a good stat for me. I feel good and my confidence is high. I want to help the team to win more games and to achieve our targets.

“We have plenty of solutions up front. We are all different, so it’s nice.

“We can find each other really well on the pitch and what’s most important is to keep this movement and this variation in the game.

“It’s a pleasure to play with the boys and I think we are really strong offensively. [We need to] do a great job together defensively as a unit, like we showed at Manchester City, it’s a good idea to do it again and again, especially against big teams.

“We need to be focused on our defensive game, because we know that up front we are always going to create chances to score.”

It is looking good for Arsenal all over the pitch at the minute. So if Giroud and Alexis can keep up their form and with all the creative options in the squad, the Gunners should not have many problems finding the back of the net. And with Coquelin in front of our solid back five, will we have enough for a top four finish and a nice shiny trophy to celebrate again?

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  1. fred cowardly says:

    It’s not impossible to win Champions League. We need to beat Monaco first and get a good draw.

    FA Cup of course is our most realistic chance of trophy. Although, United @ Old Trafford will be very tough.

    I’m hoping for at least 3rd place not 4th.
    1. with 3rd Place you don’t need to prequalify for Champions League like you do at 4th place. Not Like 4th place
    2. Sick of fourth bloody place
    3. Want to finish ahead of United, Southampton, Spurs
    4. It’s very doable with pur quality

  2. CraigZWE says:

    Boy our players love to talk after a big win, but usually get brought back to earth fairly quickly.

    Just get on with business lads.

    EPL 3rd
    CL semi
    FA cup winner

    Oh And United twice at old Trafford

  3. davidnz says:

    Arsenal players have talked
    EPL + ECL glory the last 11 seasons.
    Trophies entered. 44
    The Trophies won. 1.
    Arsenal won’t win the EPL or the ECL this term.
    F’all cup is possible.

  4. Bigvalbowski says:

    Ill listen to you preach OG after you net a brace @ Old Trafford or against Monaco in a weeks time.

  5. ger burke says:

    i so totally agree with you bigval , i think giroud is a great man against smaller teams , but put him up against class and he looks like a farmer throdding in a wet field . we will indeed see .

  6. fred cowardly says:

    Against Monaco we will have nearly all our best starters (Except Debuchy, but Bellerin and Chambers are doing well)

    For that Match
    Ospina, Koscielny, Mertsacker, Bellerin, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott, Giroud

    Bench: Szczesny, Gabriel, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Rosicky, Welbeck

    Out: Ox, Debuchy, Arteta, Diaby

    We can’t use injuries as an excuse
    we have enough quality to beat Monaco

    3-1 Arsenal

    1. Tidan2 says:

      Ox is meant to be back this weekend for Crystal Palace; he will probably come of the bench. He should come off the bench for Monaco as well.

      We will only have 4 injuries after this weekend (barring any game injuries) which is the lowest I have seen in a long, long time. Seems this fitness instructor might be finally making headway.

  7. Ks-Gunner says:

    I here for promote Donky to nice striker. Well done Giroud, you are playing very good, keep up the good work.

    I cant see us wining the cl, bec to do so, we need a talisman of player who can make the diff, and such a player we dont have in the team. And plz, dont come up with Sanchez or Ozil bec they are not. I am tllk about a Henry a like player even a top form Rvp.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      totally agree which is why we shld pay the 50m and sign Cavani….

      50m is consider a bargain.for top talent….

      Falcao is available in the summer as well.。

      these players guarantee goals

  8. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    All players must be confident, without it they may as well as just not show up.

    Despite all the disagreements among you scurvy Gooners, you are are still better then the racist scum at Chelsea.

  9. Greg says:

    Against monaco we need our best players fit and firing! But lets take care of crystal palace first! Coyg!

  10. ruelando says:

    Despite some ridiculous losses i think we have every thing to actually to reach the finals in each cup competition and also get up to second or third. Our performances has been a lot of stop start. these stop starts normally coincided with players getting injured or just back from injury.

    The team has now become harder to pick, and even now its become difficult to even identify where can we add more players to get more out of this team, basically the team is gelling nicely and without some players which the coach showed favoritism.

    It is really going to be an interesting couple of weeks

  11. Bolly says:

    Paulo Dybala

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