By Rob Kelly
Olivier Giroud says the Arsenal squad are “serene” after a strong start to the season - but insists no one is getting complacent.
Arsène Wenger’s side are unbeaten so far this term, and have scored 17 goals in seven games in all competitions.
They face Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, and Giroud accepts the match is likely to be their biggest challenge yet.
“The start of the season has been very positive - we need to build on that,” he said. “I feel the players are serene. We’re not getting carried away, we know it’s just the start of the season and everything goes very quick in football.
“We are still unbeaten and it’s very good. We are not conceding many goals and we score a lot so it’s very good.
“We will face a big team on Saturday, Chelsea, after a very good performance at Man City. It will be interesting to see how the team copes. [We hope to] continue our march forward, stay unbeaten and come back to just a point behind them.”
Giroud scored his first goal for the Club in the Capital One Cup third-round win against Coventry, but says there is much more to come from him.
“In regards of my adaptation, I feel that there is a lot of room for improvement,” he said.
“I feel good, better and better. I need to keep improving how I can hold the ball up as I am playing against tougher defenders.
“I also need to improve in front of goal to be more efficient and clinical. I am working on all of that and I am quite confident for the rest of the season.”Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source