Olivier Giroud set for a bright future at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger

4/19/13 in Soccer   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud has performed “extremely well” in his debutant season in the Premier League. The Frenchman insists his striker is showing a lot of promise which is why the team expects “a lot more to come from him” in the future.
 
The Emirates boss claims Olivier Giroud has adapted extremely well to the Premier League. Critics questioned Olivier Giroud’s ability to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League, but the France international has provided them with a success story.
 
The best of figures cannot be displayed in Olivier Giroud’s tally, still that doesn’t suggest the French forward hasn’t been impressive. With 11 goals and six assists in his first season in England, Olivier Giroud appears to be set for a bright future.
 
“He [Olivier Giroud] gave a lot until now and for his first season he is doing extremely well because he has a fantastic attitude, he is a positive mind,” Arsene Wenger said. “He gives us another dimension with the physical challenges in the air. He has scored 17 goals in all competitions, 11 in the championship. For a first season that is quite good.
 
“He is very extrovert but as well he has a basic positive nature. He wants to do well, he is desperate to do well, but he is not the one who hides after. He stands up for what he has done and I feel he deals quite well with that.
 
“Yes, but he has good physical potential, Olivier. He wants to play every single game, he has a good basic stamina and he can absorb the games. He can absorb the body to body because he's a strong guy. I think you will see more from him next season, and there's a lot more to come from him.”
 
Arsene Wenger noted Olivier Giroud’s impressive performance against Everton. The match ended goalless, yet Arsene Wenger saw his French striker as a dominating figure throughout the game. 
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