Giroud - My goals target this season

Olivier Giroud is aiming to improve on last season’s goal tally for Arsenal.

The France striker scored 14 times in 21 Premier League appearances last season, having missing the first three months of the campaign through injury.

Giroud has already scored this season, finding the bottom corner with a spectacular bicycle kick at Crystal Palace, and the 28-year-old is determined to stay fit and help the Gunners have a successful season.

"I think I still can improve them and I would like to do much better again this year"

Olivier Giroud

“I would like to score more than last year and to get a better ratio than last year,” he told Arsenal Player. “It can be between 15 and 20 goals in the Premier League. In total, more than 20 goals would be nice.

“If I succeed to reach this number, I think the main thing for me is to reach our team aims, that’s most important. If we reach our targets, it means that I would have been efficient.

“I’m used to playing when I feel good. My body is good and I’m pleased with that. As long as I’m in good form and my body is in good shape, I’ll try to give my best for the team and I want to play more and more games to score more and more goals.”

Giroud made his 100th Premier League appearance against Liverpool on Monday but the striker already has his sights set on reaching the next milestone for Arsenal.

“I’m pleased because it’s a good number,” he said. “But I think I still can improve them and I would like to do much better again this year. Let’s see and work hard, and improve these numbers.

“It’s such an honour for me to get to 100 games and it means that in three years, even if I have been injured for three months, I’ve played a lot of games for my club and that’s what matters the most.”

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