Arsenal centre forward Olivier Giroud has come out and stated the importance of winning the Capital One Cup.

The French international is still adapting to the English culture, but believes it is important that his side are focussed for their next tie.

The North London club pulled out Bradford and a trip to the Valley Parade in the quarter final draw with the game set to be played out on December 10th.

He told London 24 sport after the match “I think it should be for us, an objective”.

Giroud recently told Sky sports that he believed the goal he scored for France again Spain in the recent 2014 World Cup Qualifiers will provide him a huge boost for when he plays domestically in the Premier League.

The former Montpellier man signed in a £10 million deal this summer and has had to deal with the burden of expectation, of trying to replace Robin Van Persie, who scored 37 goals in all competitions for Arsenal last season.

It will be hoped that when Arsenal take on Bradford in the last eight that Giroud can replicate the form he showed in the French League last season, which made him top goalscorer.