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I Will Bounce Back – Arsenal Striker Olivier Giroud

Reports are out claiming that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident he has the ‘mental strength’ to overcome his mediocre start to the season, which saw him booed by French supporters during their 2-1 win over Serbia.

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Giroud has found the back of the net for the Gunners just once this season, while he has also struggled to impress at international level.

However, the 28-year-old said he is determined not to let the negative feedback get to him and has vowed to rediscover his goal-scoring form.

“As a striker, what you get used to on a daily basis, it is to be applauded when you score goals,” Giroud said.

“When the opposite happens, it’s difficult. Everybody gets criticised at one point.

“That’s not the first and surely not the last time it happens. I have the mental strength to bounce back. Now I am going to focus on working. I am everything but worried about that. I will bounce back.

“(Against Serbia) I wasn’t very efficient. I cannot focus too much on it. I have to think about the victory of the team and the good form we are currently experiencing.

“I am going first, to enjoy our victory and then obviously I will have to correct a few things.”

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