Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is confident that striker Olivier Giroud will bounce back after his disappointing performance against Everton by scoring this weekend against Fulham.

The French striker had a handful of chances to give Arsenal the lead on Tuesday night at the Emirates during their goalless draw with Everton, but he failed to hit the net on every occasion.

Giroud has split many fan's opinions with his debut season in England. He has scored 17 goals in all competitions which is an impressive record for a debut season, but many fans feel that he could have added to his tally if he was more clinical in front of goal.

The striker has received high praise from his manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the Fulham clash at the weekend and his French teammate Koscielny has also revealed that he has been very impressed with the striker. 

The centre-back has revealed that the first season is always the hardest and he believes Giroud will be a much better player come next year.

Koscielny told Arsenal Player: "I think for his first season in England he's played well.

"He scored a lot of goals.

"The first year is the most difficult [for foreign players] because we don't know English football.

"I think he's adapted very well in this country and he will be better and better for next season.

"He's OK [after the Everton game].

"He's a professional. He had some opportunities to score for the team but I think he will be ready [to score on] Saturday against Fulham."


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