Olivier Giroud admits he's hoping to continue his scoring run against Newcastle United this weekend

The Frenchman has been the bogeyman for Newcastle in recent seasons, and the 28-year-old is eager to help his side secure a win on Saturday.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been talking to the Arsenal website about his impressive goalscoring run against this weekend's opponents Newcastle United.

The France international has hit an impressive 8 goals against the Magpies since joining the Gunners in 2012, and he notched a brace at St James's Park earlier this year while on a superb scoring run that saw him net March's Premier League Player of the Month award.

With Arsene Wenger's side set to travel to Newcastle again on Saturday, Giroud may well be rubbing his hands together at the prospect of facing a side who will be dreading seeing him - even if he would not reveal why he does so well against the Magpies.

“I am not going to say [why I do well against Newcastle] because then there are no more secrets," the attacker joked with the Arsenal website. "I need to keep them for me!

"It is maybe luck or I don’t know, but I really want to keep scoring against them and help the team win the three points.

“You want obviously to continue the good momentum. For me it will be a bit special, but the main thing is to return to London with the three points. It doesn’t matter who scores, but if it is me I will be really happy because it is always nice for a striker to score.

“We need the win, so we will go there with a big motivation before the international break. It is never easy to play there, even if we have been successful in the last games against them, especially there. We are aware it is going to be a tough game and we need to be at 100 per cent.”

Giroud has the one goal to his name in his four appearances so far this season, and he may well find a tougher nut to crack than he is used to against the Magpies, if last weekend's impressive 0-0 draw at Old Trafford was anything to judge Newcastle by.

With some continuing to doubt the 28-year-old's ability to fire Arsenal to the title, the former Montpellier man will be hoping his good form against the Tyneside club can help spark another scoring run that ensures Arsene Wenger isn't tempted to dip into the transfer market before the window closes.

Gunners fans may however hope the Arsenal boss does just that, regardless of Giroud's performance on Saturday.

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