Olivier Giroud makes an honest assessment of his recent Arsenal form

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Giroud was in the midst of his worst goal drought before scoring against Manchester City.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted to the club’s official website that there have been many things missing from his game of late.

The striker was in the longest goalscoring drought of his career before Sunday, after struggling for his best form while his side also fell away.

He ended it against Manchester City though, rising highest to head home a corner and draw his side level at 1-0 down.

In fact, it was an all round top display from the Frenchman as he set up Alexis Sanchez for his side’s setting.

The goal was his highlight though, as he admits that it meant a lot following his recent poor run of form.

“It has been a tough time for me on the pitch as I have missed a bit of efficiency, a bit of luck and a lot of things,” he told Arsenal Player.

“Things haven’t gone my way to [allow me to] finish, but I kept the faith and knew that it would come back. It is always nice for a striker to score, even more with an assist.”

Unfortunately for Giroud, his barren spell has all but sealed the end of him being the club’s first choice striker.

An overhaul of the squad is expected in the summer given how poor it has ended up, and a striker should be top of the Gunners wish list.

If one arrives at the Emirates, it will certainly see Giroud demoted to the bench and his poor form of late will have played its part.

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