Arsene Wenger says he's happy with the performance of Olivier Giroud

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Arsenal's manager has been reflecting on their win against Everton.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking following his side’s victory against Everton on Sunday, with his comments later published by the club’s official Twitter account.

Arsenal won 2-0 courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky, and it was the French international that Wenger appeared to be particularly pleased with after the game.

Giroud had a match to forget against AS Monaco in the recent Champions League last-16 clash, but Wenger kept faith with his countryman and he was repaid when the 28-year-old scored six minutes before half-time.

Giroud scored following a Mesut Ozil corner and he eased the tension at the Emirates Stadium, before Rosicky put the game to bed late on.

Speaking after the match, Wenger said of Giroud, “I’m happy because he scored a goal and also his work-rate was very good today. He’s an important player.”

Arsenal have a number of striking options now, following the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, although Giroud is an out-and-out target man who will be looking to add to the 12 goals he has managed so far in the campaign.

As Wenger said himself, the forward is an important member of the team and his latest goal could help inspire him to put in a match-altering performance in the second leg against Monaco later this month.

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