Giroud Reflects On 100 Goals

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Having reached his century of goals for the club and put himself into the Arsenal record books, Olivier Giroud has been reflecting on his time at the club so far.

Slotting home from the spot in the four two victory over BATE Borisov to register his 100th Arsenal strike, the French international striker has been reflecting on his five years at the club and his 237 games and he admitted that his most memorable goals have often been his most important, as opposed to the stand out efforts such as his bicycle kicks or even his scorpion kicks.

Speaking to the Official Site during the October international break, the 31 year old explained.

‘I like to remember the ones that helped the team to win a game, and even more in the last minutes. The Leicester one was a very important one because it was the first game of the season and we needed this win at home to keep the confidence high. I was very glad to help the team win this game. Every single goal is very important but some of them are even more so because of the scenario of the game, so it`s always nice to score a nice winner.’

Giroud went on to say.

‘In my first north London derby maybe, or one of the first at the Emirates, Theo was on the right side. He put in an early cross and I tried to put it in the net, but it was very quick and I have more confidence in my left foot so I took on the outside. It was a great feeling because I couldn`t imagine how big it was for the fans and obviously for us in the dressing room. It was one of my best moments definitely.’

Goals against Manchester United are also special for him, even if the result doesn’t always go our way.

‘I also like the one when I came on against Manchester United a couple of years ago. It was a hard game for us but I scored a half-volley in the top corner. We lost the game so I was not fully happy after this one, but there is some nice technique there.’

He ended by saying.

‘Every single goal counts for one, so afterwards you have to think about the scenario of the game and if your goal is important. If you lose 3-0 and you score, nobody will remember but if you score a winner it`s always special. If I could score winners all the time, I would love to do that, but it`s not always like that.’

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