Arsenal striker reveals what he lacked after ending goal drought

Arsenal star Olivier Giroud has admitted that there were many things wrong with his game during his recent goal drought.

Giroud was on a barren spell of one goal in 22 games ahead of their clash against Manchester City last weekend, but the Frenchman only needed 10 minutes to head in a corner to end his barren run.

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The striker went on to assist Gunners midfielder Alexis Sanchez for the second to help his team to move within only two points of rivals Tottenham Hotspur in second.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was critical of Giroud’s lack of confidence in recent matches, but despite this, chose to start him ahead of Theo Walcott and the now-injured Danny Welbeck.

And the 29-year-old didn’t disappoint his manager, going on to claim that things were just not going his way but is now glad to have regained his scoring touch.

“The goal meant a lot because it has been a tough time for me on the pitch as I have missed a bit of efficiency, a bit of luck and a lot of things,” he told Arsenal’s official website

“Things haven’t gone my way to [allow me to] finish, but I kept the faith and knew that it would come back.

“It is always nice for a striker to score, even more with an assist for Alexis’ second goal which was important. We now have our own destiny in our hands to finish third or maybe second.

“These last few weeks I tried to set up goals. [Alexis’ goal] was my sixth assist but I’m happy to score too and help the team to reach our target and qualify for the Champions League. That is a great present.”

Giroud has made 52 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring 21 goals.