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Arsene Wenger: Why there is still room for improvement for Olivier Giroud


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reckons the best is yet to come from striker Olivier Giroud.

The 28-year-old scored 17 goals in all competitions this season including two goals against Newcastle United on Saturday, his eight and ninth goals in nine games.

But the Frenchman insists there is still room for improvement for the striker and believes it will only come with experience.

"He is a player who has a good mental strength because at 22 he was playing in division three," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"Now he plays at Arsenal. There is still room for improvement for him.

"He benefits from the fact that he has not started a few games. He has also improved his technical game. Technically he is a much better player and that's why he scores goals.

"His touch, his link play, his finishing [has all improved]. He takes some images from when he arrived in England and today he is a better player.

"I think [he is one of the best strikers around] because he scores the goals, has a presence and he's a fighter as well. Above all he is a team player - he fights for the team."

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