Giroud desperate to break Arsenal scoring duck against Montpellier

Olivier Giroud will have no mixed emotions if he breaks his Arsenal duck against former club Montpellier.

Olivier Giroud will have no mixed emotions if he breaks his Arsenal duck against former club Montpellier.

Giroud is desperate to open his Champions League ­goalscoring account against Montpellier – although he will curb any celebrations.

“I’m an Arsenal player and I want to score and to win this game for Arsenal,” he said. “It will be my first game in the Champions League, so I want to win it.

Of course we are playing against Montpellier, but it is an important game for ­Arsenal and I have to forget it’s Montpellier for 90 minutes.

“Of course, I want to score in every match, but if I score against Montpellier, I will keep the celebration small.

“That is normal for anybody, for the club and Montpellier fans. It will be out of respect to my old club.”

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