Olivier Giroud says that Arsenal have to push themselves out of their comfort zone to win the Premier League.

The Gunners sit top of the table on goal difference ahead of Sunday’s fixture against Chelsea, level on points with Leicester City and one ahead of Manchester City.

With 16 games to go Arsène Wenger’s side are in the running, but Giroud believes Arsenal must remain focused on their own performances in a “very tight” title race.

Every week you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone to give your maximum so that you can win every possible game

Olivier Giroud

“I just take the games step by step, game by game, like the team,” the France striker told Arsenal Player. “We needed to bounce back after the Southampton defeat and now we are on a really good run.

“It’s a bit of a shame that we conceded a draw at the end of the Liverpool game, but it was a fantastic game for the spectators and it was one of the best games I’ve played in for Arsenal.

“The race is very tight because Leicester City and Manchester City will be fighting as well. We have a bit of an advantage over Manchester United and Tottenham at the moment but they could come back if you lose two games, you never know.

“It’s not original but it’s true that you always have to question yourself. I used to say that football is an everlasting new beginning and that’s like life too. Every week you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone to give your maximum so that you can win every possible game.”

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud

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Max Jones 21 Jan 2016