Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud reveals Arsene Wenger’s advice to him.
– The French international has revealed a conversation with Arsene Wenger in which his club manager advised him to be more ‘sly’ in terms of his runs.
The 27-year old is currently on international duty at the World Cup in Brazil, and scored one and assisted one in Les Blues’ 5-2 white wash of Switzerland on Friday.
Giroud told French newspaper L’Equipe, “I have to do better in the big games and I`m working on it. I still think about those misses against Chelsea.
“I often look back at my mistakes with Arsene Wenger. He says I have to improve my finishing and my movement. He wants me to make smarter runs.
“One day Wenger told me I`m too honest in my running, too predictable. I need to be more sly, tricky. I`m getting there.”
Giroud also expressed his delight at making a goal-scoring mark on a World Cup, “It represents the aggregate of a whole career and it`s great to feel that fulfillment and to have played an active role in the result. I wasn`t aware that it was France`s 100th World Cup goal -I only found out after the match.
“The course of my career has been atypical, just like Franck Ribéry, Mathieu Valbuena and Laurent Koscielny. When I was 17, success in my career was far from a foregone conclusion. I`ve come a very long way to get here.”
Wenger is however in the market for a world-class striker to provide competition for Giroud upfront.