Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky believes striker Olivier Giroud will continue to improve and expects a big season from the Frenchmen in the upcoming campaign.

The tall striker signed for the Gunners last summer from French side Montpellier for a fee estimated to be around £12million and he went on to score 17 goals in all competitions for Arsene Wenger's side. 

He still couldn't win over some Arsenal fans however, and some still believe they are missing a world-class striker since selling Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

Giroud has continued scoring in the club's pre-season tour of the Far East as he has bagged six goals in just three games, including an impressive first-half hat-trick against Vietnam.

Many strikers take time to adapt to the style of English football and the pace of the Premier League and Czech midfielder Rosicky believes the fans will see an even better Giroud this time around after he starts to learn and understand the English game a lot better.

"When you come to England it can be difficult in the first season because you have to settle and get used to it," the Czech midfielder said to

"So I expect him to have a better season than he did last year, and I believe he can score more than he did then. If he continues with how he has played in pre-season, then why not?"

Rosicky has also been speaking about the side's performances in pre-season and despite admitting the results aren't that important, he still believes it will give the club confidence going in to the new campaign.

"Well it is only pre-season, and even though we won the games, it doesn't mean much," he said. 

"But on the other side, goals always give strikers confidence, whenever they score them. Olly started very well and we know he has great qualities which he showed last season."

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