Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has set his sights on becoming an Arsenal great. The striker has started the season well and wants to carry on that form to establish himself as a legend for the club.
He wants to be spoken about in the same vein as Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie and believes he has the attributes to do just that.
“Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie did not build themselves up in one season. I only reached the top level at 25 years old.”
“If you take Van Persie, he exploded two, three years ago for Arsenal and, for Thierry Henry, I scored as many goals as him in my first season here.”
Giroud managed 17 goals in all competitions in his debut season at Arsenal last year but has already eclipsed his total from this time last year having scored none until Round Three of the Capital One Cup, however the striker has already netted five times this season and shows no signs of stopping.
He has been passed fit to play against Marseille where he could extend his great run and with Mesut Özil likely to play behind him, he could well get the chances. He hopes to carry on his good form, lift silverware with the club and be listed as a club hero in the coming years.
“It makes me want to become the No.1 striker at Arsenal and that later people say: ‘At Arsenal, there was Henry, Van Persie and Giroud’.”