Arsenal's Olivier Giroud doesn't have goals target, but suggests club can win Premier League

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Giroud is targeting success for the club rather than for himself.

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud says he doesn't have a 'precise target' when it comes to goals for the new season and has told the club's official website that while he wants to improve on last season on a personal level, he is more focused on the team mounting a sustained bid for the Premier League title. 

The 28-year-old scored a total of 19 goals in all competitions last season - a campaign which saw him sidelined through a broken foot early on. 

He has been pretty consistent in terms of goals - offering returns of 22, 17 and 19 in his three seasons at the Emirates - but he has yet to hit the 20-goal mark in the Premier League alone, which some suggest is the level a top forward who is part of a title-challenging side needs to achieve.

Giroud told Arsenal.com: "I don’t have a precise target [for the new season] but I always want to improve, so I want to score more goals than last year. It would be nice to score at least 15 or 20 goals. My best record is 16 in the Premier League and I want to beat that.

"I have a team target to win one more trophy, a fourth one since I arrived here. I really want to win one more and why not the league this year?"

During the past two seasons, Arsenal have rediscovered their appetite for winning trophies, having secured back-to-back FA Cup triumphs, which should make them all the more hungry to challenge for top honours at home and abroad. 

Arsenal are always talked about as potential title challengers at the start of any given season. In recent years they have either started or finished very strongly, but have been unable to piece it all together for an entire campaign. 

It will be interesting to see if they start the 2015/16 season well, and if they can keep it up - while also noting how much their French striker contributes to the cause. 

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