Olivier Giroud has expressed his desire to become an all-time great for Arsenal, reports TalkSPORT.com.
Giroud has made a brilliant start to his second season at the Emirates, having been largely disappointing throughout his first, and is now aiming at being remembered along with the likes of Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie when he finishes his Arsenal career.
The Frenchman is confident in his ability to top the Premier League scoring charts this term and repeat the incredible feats performed by Henry and Van Persie during their respective primes in north London.
Giroud has highlighted that it takes time for someone to become great, but that he is ready to make the step up to become one of Arsenal's key figures, and will do all he can to ensure he leaves a lasting legacy at the Gunners.
"Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie did not build themselves up in one season," Giroud said.
"I only reached the top level at 25 years old.
"If you take Van Persie, he exploded two, three years ago for Arsenal and, for Thierry Henry, I scored as many goals as him in my first season here.
"It makes me want to become the No.1 striker at Arsenal and that later people say: 'At Arsenal, there was Henry, Van Persie and Giroud'."
The 26-year-old managed to find the back of the net 17 times in 47 appearances for Arsenal last season, but this year he has had a fine start, scoring five in his first six games.
Whether or not he'll ever emulate the individual success of Henry or Van Persie remains to be seen, but Giroud definitely appears to have found his feet in England, which will only bode well for Arsenal in the long run.
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