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Giroud has high hopes for new club Arsenal

Olivier Giroud is confident of achieving success with Arsenal after helping Montpellier to an unlikely French league title last season.

The 25-year old striker scored 21 Ligue 1 goals last term to guide La Paillade to their first top flight Premiership ever and he now feels he can help the Gunners to glory despite them not having won any silverware in seven year.

"It's true that it was an extraordinary season with Montpellier," Giroud told the club's official website.

"I won't ever forget that season because in a footballer's career, winning the title isn't forgotten so fast.

"There was a good mentality in the team, good quality, with some good players, and I look forward to finding that quality and spirit with Arsenal - that's why I chose Arsenal.

"With Montpellier, it wasn't written that we were going to be champions, so that's what made it more beautiful.

"With Arsenal, we might not be favourites, like the Manchester clubs, to be champions. We're outsiders, but I'm convinced that we can do something big. That's what we did with Montpellier, and I'm proud with what I accomplished there."

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