By Rob Kelly

Olivier Giroud admits that scoring goals is “an obsession” for him and is confident they will soon flow on a regular basis.

The France international has scored three times for Arsenal since signing from Montpellier in the summer, including a vital header against Reading last week.

The 26-year-old was encouraged by his performance at the Madejski Stadium and believes Gunners supporters will soon see the very best of him.

“Scoring goals is an obsession for me, and probably for all strikers,” Giroud told Arsenal Player.

“I must admit, I’ve had a little bit of a difficult start but the boss and the coaches trust in me and just say, ‘Don’t worry, the goals will come soon. Continue to work hard in training - you have the right qualities’.

“I’m keeping confident and continuing to work hard. I scored many goals early on in my career, and when you score it obviously makes you feel better.

“But I’m happy at the moment, and I feel I did well when I came on against Reading in the League Cup. So everything is OK, I just need to keep working hard.”

Giroud is enjoying the challenge of adapting to life in the Premier League and says it has lived up to expectations so far.

“You have to be more physical and athletic in every single match,” he said. “There are no easy matches in England.

“You have to be ready to make contact with very hard defenders each time you go on to the pitch. I was ready for this challenge and I must say that I’m not surprised at what I am now experiencing.”

Watch the full interview with Olivier on Arsenal Player

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6 Nov 2012