Arsenal roundup: Olivier Giroud wants to bounce back against Monaco

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Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud has insisted that he's determined to bounce back against French outfit Monaco after enduring a tricky time in the Gunners' first leg defeat against them earlier this month, reports

Arsene Wenger's side head to France looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit, and Giroud has insisted that he's determined to do the talking as the north London outfit go in search of a huge turnaround.

Speaking to reporters, the French international stated: "I take a lot of pressure on the pitch. But when I 'miss' a game, if I can say that, you know I try to bounce back as quick as I can," he told reporters.

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"If you let the doubts enter your head it's even more difficult to cope. There are always tough moments like that. You have to question yourself every week and bounce back. I try to show my answers on the pitch.

"Even when you play well and score a lot of goals, if you miss one game everything is forgotten. You have to have a conscience about it and be aware.

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"Don't believe the people who talk too much about football. I'm not used to reading the media. I know when I play well or not. I know how to bounce back."

There's no doubt about it, Giroud will have to be at his sublime best if Wenger's side are going to complete the unlikely comeback tomorrow evening. 

Arsenal can win the title 

The Gunners may well be struggling in Europe's elite competition, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that the north London outfit can still win the Premier League, reports ESPN. 

The Gunners currently sit in third place in England's elite division, but are now just seven points behind the league leaders, and Mourinho certainly thinks that they are involved in the battle. 

He told reporters: "Both City and Arsenal are in the title race. It depends on the momentum for Arsenal - the 3-1 defeat against Monaco or the 3-0 win against West Ham?"

Cech to Arsenal? 

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, have reported that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could sell Petr Cech for around £20 million. 

With Arsenal seemingly interested in the shot-stopper, it remains to be seen as to whether they will splash the cash on the world-class 'keeper this summer. 

Cech would no doubt prove a great signing for the Gunners, but Wenger may have quite the battle on his hands as he goes in search of securing the player's signature. 

Arsenal fans: Do you still believe your side can reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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