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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says he is not worried about his lack of goals, according to Sky Sports.
The striker has failed to score in his last nine games for the club making it his longest run without a goal since he moved to Arsenal in 2012. But the 29 year old says he puts his team interest first before his personal interest and he is pleased to help his teammates score goals.
He told Sky Sports: “As a striker, it is all about momentum. I did well until mid-January, but it has been one-and-a-half months since I last scored.
“I try to help the team to set up the game and assist my team-mates, which I am pleased about, but obviously as a striker I want to score.
“But I am not worried about that. I work for the team and when I have the opportunity to put it in the net I will do it with determination, and hopefully this weekend.”
The striker who has come under fire for his performances at Arsenal also talked on the criticism he recieves as a striker but says he is working on becoming a better player.
“It’s the game. When you are a striker and you score, you are at the top and on the front page. If you do not score you are also maybe on the front page in a bad way because you did not succeed to help the team win.
“But it is a game and I have known this for a few years. I am OK with that and deal with it every single week. I know what I have to do on the pitch.”
Giroud has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season which includes a superb hatrick against Olympiakos in December to send his side into the round of 16 of the Uefa Champions league competition.