Giroud - We have to maintain this form

Olivier celebrates scoring against Reading
Olivier celebrates scoring against Reading

Olivier Giroud says Arsenal must continue to build momentum if they are to claim a place in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Arsene Wenger’s side have won six and lost just one of their last eight league games and were impressive in Saturday’s 4-1 victory against Reading at Emirates Stadium.

Giroud scored his 16th goal of the season against the Royals and is hoping his team-mates can continue with their recent consistent form.

“Yes, we are playing well,” he said. “We succeed to score lots of goals.

“We need to be more concentrated when we are defending, because we need more clean sheets because we dominate the games. We want to be ambitious and keep our focus.

“We want to dictate the games. We are confident. We are used to finishing the Premier League season well. And again this season we will do the same.

“There's eight games to play and a lot of points to play for. I trust in our qualities. So I really think we can make fourth and maybe even third place if we continue to play like we did today.

“We take the games one by one. Spurs have to play against Manchester City and Chelsea so it's hard games for them.

“But every game is difficult, we can see [on Saturday] that Chelsea lost in Southampton. We have to keep focused, concentrated and strong.”

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