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Wenger - Best is yet to come for Giroud

14/15: Newcastle United 1-2 Arsenal - Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger is delighted with Olivier Giroud’s recent form - but believes the striker can still improve further.

The French forward set up the team’s 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Saturday by scoring his 16th and 17th goals of the season.

Wenger feels Giroud has enhanced the quality of his game since moving to the club in 2012, but says his best performances are still to come.

"Technically he is a much better player and that’s why he scores goals"

“He is a player who has a good mental strength because at 22 he was playing in division three,” Wenger said. “Now he plays at Arsenal. There is still room for improvement for him.

“He benefits from the fact that he has not started a few games. He has also improved his technical game. Technically he is a much better player and that’s why he scores goals.

“His touch, his link play, his finishing [has all improved]. He takes some images from when he arrived in England and today he is a better player.

“I think [he is one of the best strikers around] because he scores the goals, has a presence and he’s a fighter as well. Above all he is a team player - he fights for the team.”

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