Search

Wenger explains three reasons why Giroud took time to settle

PUBLISHED: 14:19 20 November 2012 | UPDATED: 07:56 21 November 2012

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

EMPICS Sport

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is delighted that striker Olivier Giroud has overcome his slow start to life in north London and says his recent progress is down to several factors.

The France international came under fire for his goalless start at Arsenal following his summer arrival from Montpellier, but he prepares to face his old club in the Champions League on Wednesday having netted five times in his last five games.

Explaining why Giroud took time to adapt, Wenger said: “There are many factors.

“The first one is that I believe physically he worked very hard when he arrived here. The intensity of the games took a lot out of him.

“The second problem was a bit [to do with an] understanding with his partners.

“The third problem was level of confidence. When you come to a club like Arsenal, you’re surrounded by big names.

“It takes you a while to think ‘OK I belong in this world’ and he has shown that on that level he has gained a lot.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

12:00

Boxers bidding for success on elite trail

Newham Council

O’s manager calls for change at Brisbane Road and wants to create a culture of hard work in E10 if given the chance

Danny Webb
08:20

Youngsters impress at London Area event at UEL

University of East London
Yesterday, 15:26

London Lions 86 Cheshire Phoenix 87

London

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now