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Olivier Giroud makes bold silverware claim

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was on fine form in a Twitter question and answer conducted by the club earlier today, confirming that if pushed into lifting just one piece of silverware this season his preference would lean towards Premier League glory.

The Gunners have defied critics to produce a tremendous start to the campaign, which has proved enough to keep them two points clear at the top of the Premier League table after 24 games played.

Giroud has been a focal point of that impressive run of form, putting memories of a foiled summer bid for Luis Suarez on the periphery with a credible 10 goals in 22 Premier League appearances so far this term.

The French international forward took his turn at a spot of social media interaction with Arsenal fans this afternoon and was asked a question about what he wants to win more this season, a domestic title or Champions League success?

He responded: "Tough question! I'd say both but I would choose the Premier League first."

Arsenal fans will find out a great deal about their charges over the next fortnight, with league and FA Cup clashes against Liverpool sandwiching Manchester United's visit to the Emirates next week.

Three days after the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Liverpool the Gunners host Bayern Munich in the first leg of a Champions League last 16 tie, with the pressure firmly on for Arsene Wenger's men to prove they can claim results against top sides with the pressure on.

First up is a trip to Anfield on Saturday lunchtime, a match in which Giroud will come up against strike adversary Luis Suarez in a duel between forwards Wenger attempted to make team-mates last summer.

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