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Giroud confident he can regain his starting spot

The forward is saying all the right things, at least to reporters.

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Despite watching Alexis Sanchez lay claim to his role as Arsenal’s starting central forward, Olivier Giroud isn’t too worried about fighting his way back into the front ranks, according to the Telegraph.

“My turn will come,” said Giroud last night. “I'm not questioning myself too much about my place. I just need to play more and, with training, show I'm in good form. Against Sunderland I tried to raise the team and, fortunately, I finished well their work. I feel good.”

He even suggested he could partner Alexis up top, presumably in an alternate universe where the boss is willing to kick Mesut Ozil out wide.

“In every big club, you have a lot of good strikers with different qualities,” he said. “We can play together; we can play up front, or on our own. We have a very good team cohesion. But I'm happy as long as we win.”

Tomorrow’s important Champions League match against Ludogorets could be the perfect opportunity for the forward to show what he has to offer from the starting whistle. And as the holiday fixtures approach, there are worse things than having a motivated Giroud waiting to come off the bench.