By Lloyd Webb
Olivier Giroud believes his title-winning experience in France can help Arsenal this season.
The striker helped Montpellier beat the likes of PSG and Monaco to lift the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012 and was instrumental on Saturday as the Gunners beat Newcastle United 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.
We have a good mixture of experienced players and young playersOlivier Giroud
Giroud says he will use his know-how to encourage the younger players in the squad over the coming months.
“To be a champion, I know [what it takes] because I was a champion with Montpellier,” he said. "You need a bit of luck and sometimes you cannot play a fantastic game [but you need to win] and even more so because Manchester City are doing well.
“If I can advise the young players I will do it. We have a couple of experienced players like Mathieu Flamini, Petr Cech and people like that. We have a good mixture of experienced players and young players and the older ones bring confidence to the youngest and lead them.
"That is what I try to do sometimes - always encourage and in a nice way show them the best solution. It is very important in a group to say things to carry on with what we have. We are really pleased with the [Newcastle] win and it shows we have that mental strength and character."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