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Giroud - Fatigue won't be a factor

Olivier Giroud says fatigue won't be a factor when Arsenal resume their Premier League campaign on Tuesday night.

The France striker came off the bench during Saturday's FA Cup semi-final victory over Wigan Athletic but nine of his team-mates played a full two hours before the Gunners prevailed on penalties.

West Ham United had the weekend off ahead of their trip to Emirates Stadium but Giroud is confident that the home side will be fresh enough to get the result they need.

"We have a great opportunity to write a really big page of Arsenal’s history"

"It is OK," he said. "In the last weeks, we played just once in the week so we have had a good rest.

"We have a great opportunity to write a really big page of Arsenal’s history, to qualify for the Champions League and to win the FA Cup final. It will be an exciting finish.

"We need to keep the good things we did against Wigan and, even if we are going to be tired, I think it is really good for our heads to win the semi-final.

"We know that we have to win every single game. We are going to have six finals now, if I can say that. Hopefully Everton will lose some points, maybe against the two Manchester clubs or Southampton. Every single game will be tough for everyone so let's do the job first and we will have a look at where we are."

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