Giroud hints at title hopes after Newcastle brace: 'You never know'

The Arsenal striker is one of the form players in the Premier League.

Arsenal's win over Newcastle United on Saturday came courtesy of a four-minute double salvo from hotshot Olivier Giroud, firing them to within four points of league leaders Chelsea, and the striker revealed to the Arsenal website that he was hopeful of some twists and turns in the Premier League's final months. 

The former Montpellier striker has been in superb goalscoring form recently, and Newcastle United have suffered more than most from the 28-year-old's exploits since arriving from Ligue 1, with Giroud having netted eight times in his last six games against them.

Having scored in his last four league matches, Arsene Wenger will be disappointed that the side had to suffer from Giroud's absence for a nine-match spell near the beginning of the season after the forward fractured his foot against Everton.

“It’s nice for the team because we are on a really good run, even if we were disappointed about the Champions League", the Frenchman told "We want to finish really strongly and finish in the best position by winning every single game."

In Giroud's mind, where that kind of form will leave them is hard to predict, but given that unpredictably, he hasn't given up hope of catching Manchester City in second place, or even Chelsea at the Premier League summit.

“There’s still eight games to play so we need to focus on our games and step by step we’re going to see," he added. "First we need to win every single game and then after we need to see if City or Chelsea miss one of these steps.

“You never know, you have to believe in football and that’s why we want to win every single game.”

What could well be a key fixture if Arsenal were to make that unlikely title dream a reality, is their game with Chelsea towards the end of April. With it coming at the Emirates, where the Gunners are displaying particularly good form with eight wins in a row, it looks like Chelsea's toughest remaining fixture between now and the end of the season. And given Giroud's traditionally strong performances at home, he could well have a significant part to play in what order the top four finish in.

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