English Premiership

Giroud determined to fight for starting berth

2016-11-01 15:11
Olivier Giroud (Getty)

London - Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is determined to earn his place in Arsene Wenger's starting line-up after recovering from injury.

The Frenchman found it tough to claim a regular spot in the Gunners side after returning from the European Championship, and was further hampered by an injury.

Giroud showed his value at the weekend as he came off the bench to score twice against Sunderland in a 4-1 victory, and now he is looking forward to start again.

Ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash with Ludogorets on Tuesday, Giroud told reporters: "My turn will come.

"I came back late from the Euros and was not fit enough to play straight away, then, unfortunately, I had an annoying injury. 

"Obviously I prefer to be on the pitch but I needed to take my time. My injury is now behind me and I want to look forward now and qualify for the next stage of the Champions League. I am pleased to be back. 

"There's also a big game on Sunday. I am just concentrating on what I have to do."

The 30-year-old will be looking to be handed a starting berth by Wenger when facing the Bulgarian outfit at the Ludogorets Arena on Tuesday.

Kick off is at 21:45 (SA time).

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