Wenger hails Arsenal striker’s incredible development since joining the club

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Olivier Giroud, claiming that the France international had developed incredibly since his move from Montpellier in the summer of 2012, according to reports from the Mirror.

Giroud score his 50th goal for the Gunners in their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace during the weekend, tapping in a rebound after Danny Welbeck’s shot was parried away by the Eagles goalkeeper.

And Wenger was extremely delighted with the victory, which saw the London club break into the top-four, jumping Southampton and Manchester United into third on the table.

The manager then paid credit to Giroud for his hard-work and dedication, before pointing to the massive improvement he has made since joining Arsenal over two years ago.

“[Between] when I brought him here, and [when] you look at him today, I think there’s a hell of a difference,” he said.

“That’s credit to him – to the player he was and the player he is today, plus credit for his whole season, where he has worked very hard. I think there’s still room for improvement for him.”

The Gunners are now preparing to face Monaco in the first leg of the Champions League round-of-sixteen at the Emirates on Wednesday, before hosting Everton in their next Premier League fixture.

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