‘We need to show solidarity and keep our cohesion’

We have had a far from ideal start to our 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

Despite claiming all three points with a dramatic winner over Leicester City on the opening day, we have since slipped to defeat against Stoke City and Liverpool.

The result at Anfield was particularly disappointing, with the squad coming under heavy criticism, but Olivier Giroud says the players do share fans’ frustrations. 

“You know that in a season you will have to deal with these difficult moments, you can’t always be invincible like in 2004,” the France striker told Arsenal Player. “You need to show a big solidarity in the team and keep the team cohesion. 

“The most important thing is to keep the head up and keep the confidence high no matter what. We understand when we do mistakes in the game, and the most important thing is to realise and understand what we have to do better and not to do it again. 

“After a bad result, to be honest with you, I don’t sleep too much at home and I try to spend my time with my kids and help me to think about something else but once I comeback to the training ground I’m 100 per cent focused on what I miss, what I need to improve. 

“I think as a team we all focus on the same target and we all want to improve so that’s a good point. Obviously we don’t want to make another bad result the game after so I think we are quite good at that, bouncing back straight away.“

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