Related

Article

Giroud eyeing World Cup spot

14 June 2013 15:54

Olivier Giroud is hoping to impress for Arsenal next season and play his way into contention for a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The France international striker enjoyed a respectable first campaign in English football, scoring 17 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions.

Giroud now wants to use that as a platform to build on to ensure he is an important player for club and country over the next 12 months.

France will likely face a play-off to book a place at next year's World Cup in Brazil, but Giroud remains confident they can do just that and is determined to give coach Didier Deschamps plenty to ponder.

"It is a massively important season with a lot of challenges," the striker told Arsenal's official website.

"I really want to establish myself with Arsenal and make a name for myself here. Finally, I dream of playing at the World Cup in Brazil next summer as well.

"I played in the last Euros but this would be even more amazing. I am really excited about the season to come."

Arsenal finished fourth in the Premier League last season, with the club's last piece of silverware coming eight years ago.

Giroud added: "If we start better than we did this season, I know that we can compete for the title because we are used to playing together now.

"We have improved as a team but also as individuals throughout the season, especially the newcomers like Santi (Cazorla), Lukas (Podolski) and me."

Sponsored links

Thursday 23 November

Wednesday 22 November

23:55
23:54
23:34
23:33
23:33
23:30
23:11
23:02
22:54
22:47
22:43
22:43
22:41
22:36
21:35
21:23
21:08
20:46
20:26
20:13
19:51
19:48
19:08
17:49
17:24
17:08
16:48
16:48
15:03
14:09
13:28
12:53
12:13
11:21
10:36
10:17
09:51
09:32
09:15
09:00
09:00
08:41
05:54
04:28
03:16
02:34
01:23
00:54
00:47
00:42
00:24
00:20
00:05
00:05

Tuesday 21 November

23:55
23:52
23:46
23:10
23:06
22:53
22:52
22:44
22:42
22:36
22:35
22:02
21:23
21:00
20:20
20:07
20:00
19:50
19:37
19:15
18:00
17:02
16:48
16:30
16:20
14:42
13:02
12:47
12:14
11:12
10:39
09:43
09:00
08:54
07:35
04:19
02:29

Facebook