Giroud on Arsenal's biggest weakness: 'I don't understand it... it's a shame'

Olivier Giroud

The Gunners forward believes his side need to be more 'ugly' and 'efficient' to win games.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says 'he doesn't understand' his side's inability to close out games.

The Gunners were recently pegged back by Anderlecht from 3-0 down in the Champions League, before losing from a winning position at Swansea City just days later.

The north London side have since bounced back to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0, although they were also defeated by Manchester United despite having enough chances to comfortably dispatch Louis van Gaal's side.

And Giroud admits it is a 'shame' Arsenal are not more ruthless in games.

“I think we have done well – apart from the games against Swansea and Anderlecht, maybe. I didn’t understand why sometimes we don’t know how to close the game. It’s a shame. We are ahead, we are winning, so we need to be stronger all together defensively," Giroud told Sport Magazine.

“It’s the Arsenal way. We always want more goals. I think we are nice to watch but sometimes you don’t need to be nice to see. Sometimes you have to be ugly but more efficient. Especially when you defend.”

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