Olivier Giroud believes his title winning experience can help Arsenal

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The striker was a title winner with Montpellier in France before joining the Gunners.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has told the club’s official website how his experience of winning the title in France can help the Gunners this season.

The striker was part of the surprise Montpellier side that managed to fight off the likes of PSG and Monaco to win the Ligue 1 title back in 2012.

He is one of only a few players who have that experience in the Arsenal squad at present alongside the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Petr Cech.

That experience could prove vital to a relatively inexperienced Gunners squad, with them sitting top of the table at this stage of the season, and Giroud says he is looking to help the youngsters as much as possible.

“To be a champion, I know [what it takes] because I was a champion with Montpellier,” he told arsenal.com.

“If I can advise the young players I will do it. We have a couple of experienced players like Mathieu Flamini, Petr Cech and people like that.

"That is what I try to do sometimes - always encourage and in a nice way show them the best solution. It is very important in a group to say things to carry on with what we have.”

If Arsenal are to win the title this season, much will likely rest on how quickly they can get their big stars fit once again.

The Gunners have been hit by a number of injuries to their key men this season, with Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin all missing the crucial Christmas period.

They have managed well without them so far, but will be hoping to have them back sooner rather than later to aid their title bid once again in the second half of the campaign.

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