Olivier Giroud’s first goal of the season is up there with the best he’s scored for the club, and he revealed that he’s trying to score more with his ‘first touch’ [after a chance is created].
Speaking to Sky after the match, he said, “You have to be happy with a goal like that, a first touch goal.
“Apparently, the boss told me that 7 of the 19 goals last season were with my first touch, so I tried to do that. It was a good cross from Mesut, and I felt good physically during the game, so we have to keep it up.”
The win provided the Gunners with the three points that were really needed after the opening day against West Ham, and the French international praised the team’s character and performance to react to that defeat.
“We really needed the 3 points to bounce back after the West Ham game – I think we could have killed the game before. We should have scored more goals, maybe we could have done more with the last pass, but it was a nice 3 points.
“You always get criticised when you lose, especially at home. We said at the beginning that we want more, to win the league, so when you say that you have to face expectations.
“It was a bad result, but the most important thing in football is to bounce back, keep your faith in your game, and we did that today.”
The man done good today.