Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that the side knew they had to beat Fulham on Saturday so that they could correct the mistakes they made during their opening day defeat to Aston Villa.
The first game of the Premier League campaign was one to forget for Giroud and co. as they lost 3-1 at home to Paul Lambert’s men, but since that defeat, they have beaten Fenerbache 3-0 in the Champions League and also Fulham 3-1 in the Premier League.
Goals from Giroud and a brace from Lukas Podolski was enough to give the visitors all three-points and the French striker has admitted that the win was crucial for the side.
“We were really disappointed and we wanted to correct it and dictate the game [at Fulham],” he said. “We did it and we are really pleased with that.
“When it doesn’t work [on the pitch] people want to talk about new signings. We really wanted to show the squad is together, we wanted to give an answer on the pitch and we did well. We played really well and scored three goals again. We are really confident now.”
As for Giroud, he has now scored three goals in three competitive games for The Gunners and he admits to feeling confident in his own ability.
“I am in good [form], I feel really confident in the games,” said Giroud. “If I do the job on the pitch [there are] no more questions.
“If there is a new striker that comes in it is a good thing for the squad. I try to give my best for the team to win and nothing more.”