By FOX SPORTS Staff
The Gunners travel to Craven Cottage in the hopes of picking up all three points against Fulham as they seek to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Arsene Wenger's men are currently fourth in the table on 60 points, one point behind third placed Chelsea and two points ahead of fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur.
With Chelsea and Spurs set to take on Liverpool and Manchester City respectively this weekend, the Gunners have a golden opportunity to strengthen their hold on a top-four spot with their relatively easy fixture.
However, several have cast doubts over Arsenal's ability to find the back of the net against Fulham, with many pointing to Giroud's profligacy in front of goal in their midweek goalless draw with Everton as proof that the Gunners have never managed to properly replace former striker Robin Van Persie in attack.
But Koscielny believes the former Montpellier player has done remarkably well at the club since his move last summer and claims the French striker will be spurred on to perform against Fulham in response to his critics.
"I think for his first season in England he's played well," Koscielny told Arsenal Player.
"He scored a lot of goals.
"The first year is the most difficult [for foreign players] because we don't know English football. I think he's adapted very well in this country and he will be better and better for next season.
"He's OK [after the Everton game].
"He's a professional. He had some opportunities to score for the team but I think he will be ready [to score on] Saturday against Fulham."
Giroud has racked up 17 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for the Gunners this season.