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Giroud: Wenger Wants Me To Be More Sly

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.



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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Monday June 23 2014
Time: 1:00PM

Comments

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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
23/06/2014 20:12:00
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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.
24/06/2014 08:49:00
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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
24/06/2014 10:27:00
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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
24/06/2014 12:40:00
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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
25/06/2014 11:26:00
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