Olivier Giroud Arsenal striker admits Walcott is better than him

Giroud has admitted that Walcott is in a better form and says he must improve, to win his place back

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  play Giroud has started on the bench in Arsenal's last five league games (AFP/Getty Images)
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Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud, has admitted that Theo Walcott is currently better than him and should be the first choice striker at the club.

The France international has endured a difficult start to the new season and has featured from the bench for the Gunners’ last five Premier League matches.

Giroud has however admitted that Walcott is in a better form and says he must improve, to win his place back from the English man.

It [not starting] is something new for me. Whether it was at Tours, Montpellier or Arsenal, I have never experienced a situation like this, I have often played from the start,” he is quoted in L’Equipe.

  play Walcott has been on form for Arsenal (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)


I need to take positives and to harden myself mentally. I cannot simply take refuge in work.

"At Arsenal, I am in competition with Theo [Walcott] for the striker position. But he is doing well at the moment, so there is no reason to change.

"I was in his place in previous seasons at Arsenal. I imagine what he must have been thinking. But I feel that the coach believes in me.

It has been for several matches now that I have played less, that is for sure, but I do not need to be worried. I need a bit more game time but also to believe more in my abilities.”

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