Olivier Giroud sends a message to the Arsenal Fans

Published 27/12/16 

Olivier Giroud has yet to sign a new contract but insists he is happy at Arsenal despite his lack of game time this season.

The France striker has been used sparingly by Arsene Wenger so far in the current campaign, but he celebrated his first Premier League start of the season by scoring the only goal in the Gunners' 1-0 Boxing Day win over West Brom.

Until Monday, Giroud had found himself limited to substitute appearances or starts in other competitions, with the winner against the Baggies only his sixth goal of the season.

Giroud admits it has been a frustrating time, but says he is happy to be a part of a Gunners squad that is pushing for the Premier League title.

"It is all about keeping the focus high," he said when asked about being left out of the side.

"Always keep working hard at training. I was speaking with the boss, we had a couple of discussions together and he explained to me why I hadn't played too much until here.

"But football is an everlasting new beginning, as I used to say, and you always have to keep focused and wait for your time.

"Today I played, I tried to give everything for the team and hopefully things will change for me. "But as long as the team is getting better I am happy and I am part of the club since five years and I want to carry on.

But we have to see, I need more time of games but we will see in the future. "The best thing is to keep within distance of Chelsea. People have been saying I have signed a new contract. It is not true but maybe soon."

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