Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud was 'outstanding' against West Ham

Arsene Wenger has had his say after Arsenal's Premier League victory against West Ham United.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking following his side’s 3-0 victory against West Ham United this weekend.

In comments later published by the club’s official Twitter account, the Frenchman hailed one player in particular, singling out the scorer of the first Arsenal goal Olivier Giroud.

The striker scored a vital goal on the stroke of half-time and Arsenal ultimately ran out comfortable winners following late strikes from Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini.

But as Wenger looks ahead to the upcoming Champions League encounter with Monaco, it was a player set to be key on that night that he hailed as “outstanding” this weekend.

“It was a fantastic goal, the kind that we love to score,” Wenger said of Arsenal’s opener.

He then spoke specifically about the scorer of that strike, saying, “He had an outstanding game today but what’s important is that the team plays well. They understand each other.”

That is the key to any successful side; as well as any one player may do, it is about the collective, and Arsenal will need that in full force when they travel to the Ligue 1 side next week.

Monaco lead 3-1 from the first-leg of the last-16 tie but if Giroud and his teammates can be on form again, that could swiftly change.

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