Giroud happy with breakthrough Arsenal goal

Olivier Giroud was delighted with his breakthrough goal for Arsenal in their Capital One Cup win over Coventry City.

Olivier Giroud was delighted with his breakthrough goal for Arsenal in their Capital One Cup win over Coventry City.

Afterwards, the 25-year-old admitted it was a relief to get off the mark and believes there will be many more goals to come.

“This goal has taken the pressure off me. It’s done, I have my first goal. But it has to be the start of a beautiful adventure," he told arsenal.com.

“Even unconsciously I was thinking about this first goal. I tried not to think about it but my family, friends and a lot of people were talking to me about it.

“For a striker, it’s always good to find the net again. I have an assist already this season but it’s not like a goal. For a striker, it’s important for the confidence. I hope many more will follow.

“I want to play week in, week out, find my rhythm and keep scoring. I am convinced that with some perseverance, it will come.”

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