Olivier Giroud believes the new season will be “massively important” for the Club and for him personally.

The France international had a fruitful first campaign in England, scoring 17 times in all competitions and claiming 10 assists as Arsenal finished in fourth place.

The 26-year-old is hoping to reach new heights next year though, especially with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on the horizon.

“It is a massively important season with a lot of challenges,” Giroud told the Official Arsenal Magazine. “I will become a dad for the first time, which will be an enormous change.

“I also really want to establish myself with Arsenal and make a name for myself here. Finally, I dream of playing at the World Cup in Brazil next summer as well. I played in the last Euros but this would be even more amazing. I am really excited about the season to come.

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“If we start better than we did this season, I know that we can compete for the title because we are used to playing together now. We have improved as a team but also as individuals throughout the season, especially the newcomers like Santi, Lukas and me.”

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 14 Jun 2013