Olivier Giroud believes he has made rapid strides forward since his arrival at the Club last summer.

The France international has enjoyed an impressive debut season since joining from Montpellier, scoring 14 goals and claiming 10 assists so far.

While the 26-year-old is pleased with his progress, he insists there is still much more to come from him.

I am fortunate to have a coach who I can talk to and share things with. Recently we made a video and he talked me through how I can improve

“It’s all going to plan, but I know I can do better,” Giroud said in an interview with Le Parisien. “I have room to improve, which means I can be more ambitious.

“I have matured in my mind. I have also learnt a lot, in particular with my back to goal. I control the ball more when I receive it and I read the situation.

“I am fortunate to have a coach who I can talk to and share things with. Recently we made a video and he talked me through how I can improve. On the pitch we know what we are doing. There is a trust and communication between us.”

Despite a challenging start to his Arsenal career, Giroud was never concerned about whether he would adapt to life in the Premier League.

“As a striker you can’t doubt yourself - in a career you will have periods of scarcity,” he said. “You must be positive constantly and I’m like that. Here, it’s a requirement at a very high level.

“When you have an opportunity you must take it. When it’s not easy, you have to look ahead and demand more from yourself. That’s just my motto.”

Copyright 2014 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 Rob Kelly 6 Feb 2013