Ever since he returned from injury, the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been in scintillating form for the Gunners, having now notched up 13 Premier League goals for the season. Despite the Frenchman’s long spell on the sidelines, he has now scored the same number of goals as teammate Alexis Sanchez and has made no secret of his desire to be Arsenal’s top goal-scorer ahead of the Chilean.
As reported by The Express, Giroud said said: “I’m not going to say something silly because it’ll be reported, but why not finish ahead of Alexis? We push each other, we’re on 13 goals, and I would like to score some more to help the team achieve its objectives.”
Personally, I really liked how Olivier emphasized on the healthy competition in the squad without writing any unwanted headlines. For someone who is known more as a ‘team player’ rather than a prolific striker, it is really nice to see that hunger in him to find the net on more occasions. While his excellent hold-up play and efficiency with set-pieces is invaluable to the team, improving his goal tally will make him the perfect hitman.
As long as healthy competition does not turn into selfishness on the pitch, I have to say that I am in full support of the French international’s ambitions. It is most definitely an unwritten rule in the book of every top striker to finish as his club’s top goal-scorer and it’s good to see Olivier working towards that. From an Arsenal fan’s point of view, let’s hope the healthy competition gets the best out of both players.