Giroud not worried by lack of goals

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud insists that he remains optimistic of breaking his Premier League goal duck.

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Out of manager Arsene Wenger's trio of new signings, Giroud remains the only player who has yet to score a goal in the Premier League. The striker's barren spell has been a source of discussion amongst Arsenal supporters and critics, although Wenger has come out in support of Giroud's finishing on several occasions.

The former Montpellier player admitted that he was still adapting to the English league, but he pointed out that Gunners legend Thierry Henry also struggled during his early days at the club.

"I need some time to get confident and to keep going. Thierry Henry scored only in his ninth game, so it is a good example," Giroud said to the Sun.

"For strikers it is quite difficult to adapt to the Premier League, so it is always close to scoring the goals, so I continue to keep confident."

Although Giroud is eager to score a league goal for his new club, he maintained that he was not troubled by his lack of form in front of goal.

"I am not worried about the pressure. I want to play and to take a lot of pleasure on the pitch," Giroud shared.

"When I score my first goal in the Premier League — although I scored in the cup — it will be better and better. I don’t feel pressure. People tell me the goals are coming soon, don’t worry, we trust you. So it is very important to me to feel the support, of people and my team-mates too."

Arsenal visit West Ham at Upton Park for their Premier League fixture tomorrow [Saturday].

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