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