UK time is: 14:03:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Giroud: Wenger Wants Me To Be More Sly

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed a conversation with Arsene Wenger in which his club manager advised him to be more 'sly' in terms of his movement. Giroud is currently on international duty at the World Cup in Brazil, and scored one and assisted one in France's 5-2 demolition of Switzerland on Friday.

Giroud told French newspaper L'Equipe, 'I have to do better in the big games and I`m working on it. I still think about those misses against Chelsea.

"I often look back at my mistakes with Arsene Wenger. He says I have to improve my finishing and my movement. He wants me to make smarter runs.

"One day Wenger told me I`m too honest in my running, too predictable. I need to be more sly, tricky. I`m getting there."

Giroud also expressed his delight at making a goalscoring mark on a World Cup, 'It represents the aggregate of a whole career and it`s great to feel that fulfilment and to have played an active role in the result. I wasn`t aware that it was France`s 100th World Cup goal -I only found out after the match.

'The course of my career has been atypical, just like Franck Ribéry, Mathieu Valbuena and Laurent Koscielny. When I was 17, success in my career was far from a foregone conclusion. I`ve come a very long way to get here."

One Arsenal player who won't get the chance to make his mark on this summer's World Cup is Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, whose knee injury won't be risked in England's dead rubber tie against Costa Rica. Thomas Vermaelen's tournament may well be over too as he exited Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia with a hamstring injury.

Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere will all join the club's pre season tour in America with their nations eliminated at the group stage.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 23 2014

Time: 1:00PM

Your Comments

As a late bloomer it is perhaps still within the realm of possibilities to expect that Giroud of 2014-15 season will be a different center forward. Here is to hope that he develops into an 'RVP-lite' player. Of course not in the 'sly' sense.
NYArse
He can improve his game and I think it's fair to say that he did get better last season. He needs to improve his confidence in using his right foot for example but you do get the feeling that he is what he is.
Amos.
Agreed Amos, not gonna get much better, not gonna turn into a Drogba for example and certainly not a Van Persie who had already shown signs of brilliance for years
shewore
He is probably already listening to you Amos. He did score a beauty between the keeper's legs with his right foot, after a brilliant take down f the ball. That was against West Ham, if memory serves me well. I like the fact Giroud never fails to question himself; that's a good thing in this game.
Naijagunner
Well I think he has been great at this World Cup, very impressed by his form for France. Hopefully he'll return to Arsenal and run around like a "delighted kangaroo" next season too.
julieloveshenry4ever
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger & Ozil Share a Mutual Trust (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Memories: Jens Lehmann (Wednesday November 19 2014)

On Adding The Science To Sanchez Magic (Sunday November 16 2014)

Yet Another International Thread (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Arsenal's Perfect Swan Dive (Sunday November 9 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 68
2. paul_ownz 47
3. Naijagunner 38
4. Wyn Mills 31
5. Galway Gooner 29
6. shewore 14
7. Joe_@** 14
8. damiano_tommassi 13
9. Little Dutch 10
10. Guyfox 7

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 2 - 1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley
Sunderland 0 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Spurs

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Man City 11 6 3 2 10 21
4. West Ham 11 5 3 3 5 18
5. Swansea 11 5 3 3 4 18
6. Arsenal 11 4 5 2 6 17
7. Man Utd 11 4 4 3 3 16
8. Newcastle 11 4 4 3 -2 16
9. Stoke 11 4 3 4 -1 15

Breaking League News

Line Ups & Updates: Man City vs Swansea City
» Swansea : 22/11/2014 13:35:00
Hull City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
» Spurs : 22/11/2014 11:43:00
NUFC v QPR Match Preview and Thread
» Newcastle : 22/11/2014 11:10:00
Match Day Moments - West Brom (h)
» Chelsea : 22/11/2014 10:29:00
And Back to the Subject of Vidal!
» Man Utd : 22/11/2014 09:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With a stuttering start to the season what league position can we still reasonably aim for?
Suggested By:  
First 1%
Second 16%
Third 25%
Fourth 25%
Fifth or lower 25%
Still too early to bother with predictions 8%