Giroud - My Newcastle scoring run

Olivier Giroud is determined to continue his fine scoring record against Newcastle United.

The France international has registered eight times against the Magpies, including a brace at St James’ Park last season.

The Gunners are back in the North East on Saturday, and Giroud hopes he can lead the team to victory once again.

“You want obviously to continue the good momentum,” he told Arsenal Player. “For me it will be a bit special, but the main thing is to return to London with the three points.

“I am not going to say [why I do well against Newcastle] because then there are no more secrets - I need to keep them for me! It is maybe luck or I don’t know, but I really want to keep scoring against them and help the team win the three points

“It doesn’t matter who scores, but if it is me I will be really happy because it is always nice for a striker to score.

“We need the win, so we will go there with a big motivation before the international break. It is never easy to play there, even if we have been successful in the last games against them, especially there. We are aware it is going to be a tough game and we need to be at 100 per cent.”

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