Arsenal star targets Champions League success
Arsenal news: Olivier Giroud wants the Gunners to kick on in Europe next season
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he wants to bring European success to the Emirates and looks forward to being in the Champions League once again next season.
The Frenchman has had an impressive debut season in England after his move from French side Montpellier. The striker has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Arsenal and 11 of those have come in the Premier League.
Giroud missed three out of the last four games in the Premier League due to suspension, but he came on in the second-half against Newcastle United which was the game the team sealed their Champions League fate for next season.
This year's Champions League was the first time Giroud competed in the top club competition and he has revealed that he thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to compete in it again next season.
Arsenal's Champions League run last season ended in the last-16 round after they lost to German side Bayern Munich on away goals after the tie ended 3-3 over both legs, but Giroud is confident he can bring European success to north London next season.
The Frenchman told Arsenal Player: “On the bench it was really nervous.
“It's always worse when you don't play. It was really difficult but in the second half Laurent, my French friend [scored]. I'm so happy that he scored.
“The goal relieved us and we could dominate the game after. We became more confident. We had our destiny in our hands. It was very difficult but the finish was amazing.
“It's 16 years in a row we've succeeded to qualify for the Champions League. We knew it was really important. For me it will be the second season in the Champions League.
“When you play in the Champions League, you always improve yourself and it's better for competition. We are competitors and want to play in the top games. I really enjoy playing against big clubs like Bayern Munich. I would like to go further next year."
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