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Arsenal forward Giroud dispels myth of selfish striker

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has scored eight goals this season but has also provided four assists, already more than last year. "It is a quality when you are a striker to not always be greedy and when you have a team-mate well placed on the pitch, in a good position, you have to assist him," said the France international.

"Strikers are judged on their goals but we must also (provide) assists and that is what I try to do: help my team-mates.

"It is easy to play with people like Jack (Wilshere), Mesut (Ozil), Santi (Cazorla) or Tomas (Rosicky) - all my offensive team-mates.

"We have good relationships on the pitch and when we play one-touch football it is a pleasure.

"We try to do it in every game and when we succeed it is fantastic."

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