Olivier Giroud feels he has become a better player due to Arsenal’s strength in depth up front.
The France striker has excelled since returning from a broken tibia last November, and won the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month award for March after scoring five goals in his last four league appearances.
Giroud is pleased with his recent performances and feels that competing for a place with the likes of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez has enhanced his game.
"I used to say that football is never lasting so you have to question yourself every week, and that’s what I try to do"
“When I was injured, I was really happy to see Alexis and Danny sign, because I was telling myself that it would push me to give my best every day,” the striker told Arsenal Player. “I used to say that football is never lasting so you have to question yourself every week, and that’s what I try to do.
“It’s a benefit for the team and for me to have a lot of good strikers.”
Arsenal have won 14 of their last 16 matches in all competitions, and Giroud says the squad are determined to maintain that form until the end of the season.
“We will want to keep the FA Cup,” he said. “We won it last year and in the Premier League we have a really tough game on Saturday. We need to beat Liverpool to keep them far from us in the Champions League race.
“We will want to finish strongly in third place or second place - it doesn’t matter but we want to qualify for the Champions League straight away. Let’s focus on our game first and we’ll see where that will get us. Hopefully City or Chelsea will miss some steps.”
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