Olivier Giroud admits he does not understand why he was booed by French supporters

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

The Arsenal striker was jeered by his own fans in the friendly international win over Cameroon on Monday night.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that he does not know why he was on the receiving end of boos and hostility from France supporters in the 3-2 friendly international win over Cameroon on Monday night, as quoted by Goal.

Giroud, starting in attack for Didier Deschamps side, scored his side's second goal shortly before half-time but was jeered by the home supporters in Nantes.

The Gunners man has had a mixed season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for the North London club but enduring patchy form which saw him go from mid-January to early May without a Premier League strike.

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the third goal for Arsenal and completing his hat trick

The 29-year-old also has five goals in his last six starts for Les Bleus but his tendency to waste numerous chances has clearly left deep-seated frustration for at least some sections of French supporters.

Giroud admitted that he was confused by the negative reception but insisted that he will not let it bother him even if supporters continue to vent their frustration at him rather than encouraging him.

The striker said, as quoted by Goal: "Yes, I heard them. I don't know. You know I've had difficult moments that have been difficult to manage in my career, so these don't affect me, but it's a shame.

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the first goal for Arsenal

"Being French, playing for France, if you miss a chance you expect your fans to encourage you. That's what they're there for. In any case, I scored a goal with my only shot. So I don't really understand it, but the important thing was that we won, and I've continued my little personal run."

With Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema missing out on Euro 2016, Giroud is likely to be the leading man in attack for the host nation at next month's European Championship.

He will be hoping he gets the chance to win back the fans on home soil by helping to fire Deschamps' side to glory.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud in action with Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt and Younes Kaboul

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