Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes he may need a rest instead of featuring in the Gunners' Capital One clash with Chelsea next week.

This comes after Arsenal were defeated 2-1 at home to Borussia Dortmund last night in the UEFA Champions League.

"I feel good. Maybe I will have some rest next week, for the Capital One Cup, I will speak to the boss." said Giroud.

"I’m used to playing a lot of games and I feel good with my body so touch wood, no injuries."

The French forward scored in the defeat to Dortmund, equalising after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had given the german side the lead.

Robert Lewandowski scored the winner for Dortmund eight minutes from time to give last seasons runners-up all three points in a tight looking Group F.

Giroud was disappointed with the defeat and felt they shouldn't have lost, even if they had to settle for the draw.

"After the first half Dortmund were not as good, maybe tired, and we were really close to score the second one,' said the 27-year-old.

"But they kept going and scored on the counter-attack. It’s a shame because we could have done much better.

"We finished the game better than them and that’s why I’m really disappointed because if we couldn’t win the game, we didn’t have to lose it - maybe draw. In the Champions League it’s like that, about the details."

Arsenal will turn their attentions back to the Premier League when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's side are top with 19 points after eight games, two points clear of Liverpool and Chelsea.


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