Date: 26th August 2017 at 6:31pm
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Ahead of Sunday’s clash at Anfield against Liverpool, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has spoken of his hope at hitting the 100 goal milestone in the game.

Having come to the club as top scorer in Ligue 1 having helped Montpellier to the top flight title for the first time in their history, Giroud sits on 99 goals following his arrival back in 2012, and he knows how special it would be if he can notch up his ton and help Arsenal to all three points this weekend.

Facing Liverpool on Sunday, the Frenchman told Official Site as he met with the media in the build up to the game.

‘Honestly, I feel very proud of this number but I really want to reach the 100 goals as soon as possible. It could be nice even more, because when I signed for Arsenal, my second game was an away game in Anfield and I remember that the fans were singing ‘my song`, Hey Jude.’

Giroud went on to say.

‘It was a very special moment for me and it was the first time I heard the song, so I felt very proud and it was a privilege. It`s a special stadium and it`s going to be a tough and important game, so if I can help the team to win this game I will do it with great pleasure.’

He added that the song made it all the more special for him as he wasn’t expecting that kind of welcome for the fans because he knew he was a relative unknown.

‘It`s always special to hear my song because I didn`t expect a warm welcome like that. When I signed for Arsenal, even if I won the league with Montpellier, a lot of people didn`t know about Montpellier and that we were champions so I came and some of the fans didn`t even know me. I was just starting my international career with the French national team and it was the beginning of a nice story for me and it`s always a great feeling. Like, for example, against Leicester when I came on and scored the winner, it was maybe one of my best moments. I still believe that there will be more and more to come.’

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