Can Olivier Giroud continue his fine form during the World Cup?

Olivier Giroud

Can Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud stamp his mark on Brazil after a successful season in the Premier League?

22 goals last season saw Olivier Giroud become a fan favourite at the Emirates after his slow start in the Premier League. 

Now an integral part of Didier Deschamps' squad, the Arsenal striker will be eager to continue his good run of form at the World Cup

Giroud scored from close range in the 53rd minute in France's final World Cup warm-up game against Jamaica. And following the 8-0 win, Les Bleus will go into the tournament brimming with confidence and none more so than Giroud. 

The Frenchman was a stand-out performer for the Gunners last season and proved doubters wrong - he could score goals at the highest level. 

Giroud's finishing ability has much improved and his conversion rate of big chances to goals ratio was far superior to that of his striking competitors last season.

  TeamPosBig Chance Scored / appsAppsMins
Olivier Giroud Arsenal FW 0.31 36 3,081
Romelu Lukaku Everton FW 0.27 33 2,602
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 0.26 23 1,539
Fernando Torres Chelsea FW 0.14 28 1,571

Giroud's finishing ability has come on in leaps and bounds in such a short amount of time. These statistics show Giroud's conversion rate of big chances in the 2012-2013 season. 

  TeamPosBig Chance Scored / appsAppsMins
Olivier Giroud Arsenal FW 0.12 34 2,323

France will be delighted with the Arsenal man's progressive form and fans will be hoping that Giroud can keep up his performances heading into the World Cup, before he returns to the Emirates in the hope of inspiring them to that long overdue league title.

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