Giroud - Arsenal's destiny is in our hands

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Arsenal's win against Dortmund leaves them in a strong position in Champions League Group F and Giroud has called for his side to kick on and beat Marseille

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has called out to players and supporters alike, insisting that if they believe then their destiny is in their own hands.

The Frenchman has been something of a revelation this season scoring a number of key goals which have in turn fired the Gunners to the top spot in both the Premier League and their Champions League group.

During last night’s impressive victory 1-0 over Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion, meant that the Gunners were the first English side to take three points from the German side in Europe and Giroud was again instrumental, setting up Aaron Ramsey's second-half header and creating a host of other chances in an otherwise tight encounter.

Talking of the chances in the match Giroud said: "We do what the coach asks us to do. I could have had a second assist if Aaron put his strike in the back of the net but I am glad to have participated and have assisted Aaron on his goal.

"Of course it will not be in my personal records but it is nice to have won. Few teams can win here.

Indeed it must be refreshing for Arsene Wenger and supporters of the club to see such a selfless striker and when needed another playmaker.

Arsenals willingness to score and the fact that they have so many talented individuals in the team means that they are imperious both home and away with last night’s result making it 14 wins from 15 unbeaten matches away from home.

Arsenal’s current position at the top of Group F is a healthy one thanks to last night’s victory and, Giroud has called on his team-mates to put the matter of qualification to bed and beat Marseille to all but secure a spot in the last 16.

He added: "This was not easy, Dortmund play well at home.

"But this is great, we are in a favourable position to win the next home game, against Marseille, and we have our destiny in our hands."

Arsenal fans, are you pleased with last nights performance and can your side go on to challenge for European honours after beating last year's runners up?

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