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Arsenal striker Giroud denies he's suffering in Van Persie shadow

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists he's not feeling the pressure over his lack of goals.

Giroud has denied he is feeling the pressure of helping fill the shoes of Robin van Persie.

"I'm not the kind of person to put negative pressure on my shoulders," the France striker told Arsenal Player.

"It's true that Robin had a very, very good season last year but I'm not here to make everyone forget about him or to replace him.

"I only want to take my place, gradually make my mark and win over the hearts of the fans.

"In our way, we are two different players. He spent eight years here and had a very good season last year.

"I need a little adjustment time but I hope to make my mark as quickly as possible. And I hope to score a lot of goals."

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