Olivier Giroud has revealed that ever since Arsene Wenger presented him with a special videotape he’s garnered a better understanding of
how handsome he is what he needs to be doing on the pitch at Arsenal.
After a slow start to life in North London the Frenchman has become a very effective tool in the Gunners armoury scoring 14 times and getting 10 assists in 34 appearances.
It’s not a bad return for a player who until recently was still getting to grips with the physicality of the Premier League, although he admits he still has room for improvement.
“It’s all going to plan, but I know I can do better,” the 26-year-old told Le Parisien. “I have room to improve, which means I can be more ambitious.
“I have matured in my mind. I have also learnt a lot, in particular with my back to goal. I control the ball more when I receive it and I read the situation.
“I am fortunate to have a coach who I can talk to and share things with. Recently we made a video and he talked me through how I can improve. On the pitch we know what we are doing. There is a trust and communication between us.”
Slightly disappointingly Giroud also revealed that his life’s motto was not ‘I’m sexy and I know it,’ but rather some claptrap about constant self-improvement.
“As a striker you can’t doubt yourself – in a career you will have periods of scarcity. You must be positive constantly and I’m like that. Here, it’s a requirement at a very high level.
“When you have an opportunity you must take it. When it’s not easy, you have to look ahead and demand more from yourself. That’s just my motto.”
Arseblog News doesn’t know what was on the videotape but we’re almost certain it involved some weird dream sequence montage (possibly narrated from beyond the grave by Ted Drake and Cliff Bastin) featuring the best goals of Thierry, Dennis, Bobby, Freddie and Wrighty all interspersed with super slo-mo footage of that hilarious moment John Terry fell on his face in the 5-3 win at the Bridge last season.
Either that or Arsene gave him some classy plot-driven porn which gave Olivier the scoring horn.