There are five matches remaining for Arsenal this season and Olivier Giroud believes that they need to win all of them to make it a successful one.
Arsene Wenger’s side fell behind in the 40th minute when Matt Jarvis found the target. That came after Giroud had missed a great chance on the half-hour mark.
However, after Lukas Podolski restored parity just before half time, the 27-year-old produced a classy finish 10 minutes into the second half to put Arsenal in the driver’s seat.
Podolski wrapped up the scoring 12 minutes from time, propelling the Gunners back to fourth in the league table, a point above Everton, who host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
There are five more matches left for Arsenal in all competitions this campaign and they really cannot slip up.
Next up for the London outfit is a visit to Hull City on Sunday and then Newcastle United visit the Emirates.
That will be followed by matches against West Bromwich Albion (H) and Norwich City (A), and they could well decide whether or not the Gunners will feature in next season’s Champions League.
The big game for Arsenal will be on 17 May when they take on Hull again in the final of the FA Cup. Wenger’s team have not won any major silverware since 2005 and the fans are desperately keen for them to end their trophy drought.
Winning the cup is still in Arsenal’s control, but finishing fourth in the Premier League is not. If Everton win all of their matches, then they will end up in the top four.
Giroud is well aware of this fact, but remains confident that Arsenal will come good in the end.
‘In my opinion, we have four finals to go in the Premier League - and one in the FA Cup’, The Mirror quotes the striker as saying. ‘We have to win every single game and we will be expecting a mistake from Everton’.