Arsenal skipper Vermaelen: We all believe in Giroud

Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen says Olivier Giroud has the full support of the squad.

Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen says Olivier Giroud has the full support of the squad.

Vermaelen has hailed the £12million man's impact and revealed there is little doubt among the players - with whom he trained on Friday - that Giroud will find some scoring form soon.

Speaking to the club website, the skipper said: "I'm convinced Olivier will be off the mark soon. It’s not as if he has had an easy start - he didn’t get much time against Sunderland, and then played in two tough away games.

"He won a lot of duels in those matches, and it’s a vital quality when you’re away from home - if we don’t see a solution, we can sometimes play a longer ball to him in the knowledge that he works hard and is strong in the air.

"He's made some good runs and has been a bit unfortunate not to score so far, but he’s got into the positions so I’m not worried about him at all. The goals will come."

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