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Monday, October 1, 2012
Olivier Giroud says is working hard to score more goals for Arsenal despite missing a golden opportunity to net a late equaliser in their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
With the clock ticking and the Gunners chasing a crucial goal, the France striker was played through on goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but fired wide after dribbling around Blues keeper Petr Cech.
Giroud, who is yet to score in the Premier League for his new club, has defended his decision to take the ball around Cech rather than getting an early shot away.
“It was a good pass from Alex and I think that I needed to go round the keeper as he came out quickly,” said Giroud.
“If I chipped the ball, the defender could have saved it. So I think I made the right call.”
The 26-year-old was not too downhearted by the miss, saying he is still feeling confident having scored his first Arsenal goal in their Capital One Cup win against Coventry City.
“I scored in midweek [against Coventry] and it was really good for me to score. And I will keep working hard to score goals.”