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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud finally ended his goalscoring drought in the Premier League by netting the Gunnersâ€™ first goal in their 3-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday. The striker is brimming with confidence and promised a greater contribution to Arsenalâ€™s attack this season.
The 26 year-old had come under heavy fire for failing to find the net in seven appearances for the club since leaving Montpellier over the summer. The Frenchman opened his account with a goal in the 6-1 win over Coventry City in the Capital One Cup and followed it up with a fantastic strike against the Hammers in the league.
â€œIâ€™m very happy to have scored and that we won,â€ Giroud said in an interview with the club website. â€œI feel relieved now. It was very important for me to score in the Premier League, to keep going and start my adventure here with Arsenal.â€
The player is expected to improve on his dismal goalscoring rate and with the Gunners slated to meet the basement dwellers - Norwich and QPR - in the coming weeks, Giroud will have plenty of opportunity to establish his worth at the Emirates.
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