Olivier Giroud says he’s eager to add to his goal tally as the Premier League nears its finale, however, the striker has joked he’s wary of suggestions he’ll finish the season as Arsenal’s top scorer.
The Frenchman has netted 13 times in the league, the same as Alexis Sanchez, but trails his teammate’s overall 19 goal haul by two strikes – an impressive feat considering he’s made 21 less starts this season.
“I’m not going to say something silly because it’ll be reported, but why not finish ahead of Alexis?” Giroud told RMC radio [translated by ESPN].
“We push each other, we’re on 13 goals, and I would like to score some more to help the team achieve its objectives.”
Elsewhere Santi Cazorla has again played down links with Atletico Madrid underlining that he’s very settled in London.
Speaking to El Mundo while on international duty, the playmaker did his best to bat away repeated questions about his future:
“To date I’ve not heard from anyone [at Atletico], they are just rumours. If I tell you the truth, it’s not something I think about. I think about Arsenal, where I’m fine. We’ll see what happens in the future.
“I’m very at ease and will continue to be while the club values me. Obviously in football you never know what will happen in the future.”
Cazorla signed a contract extension at the Emirates in March last year, a deal Arseblog News suspects keeps him nailed down until at least the end of next season, if not longer.