Cape Town - Arsène Wenger says Olivier Giroud has become an even better player since returning from injury.
The France striker scored the opener in the 5-0 win against Aston Villa on Sunday before claiming an assist for Mesut Ozil.
Giroud has now scored five goals in his last six Premier League games and Wenger believes he has improved significantly since signing for Arsenal in 2012.
“He’s much more focused, technically he has improved, his feet have improved, his movement has improved and he has a big presence in the game,” the manager told Arsenal Player.
“It’s no coincidence that when he comes back, you feel strong.
“He got a kick during the game and I was a bit cautious with him," added Wenger. "We could give another opportunity to Chuba Akpom and he has shown that he has quality when he comes on as well.
"[Chuba] looks dangerous and you can see that he will score goals."