first_img1 Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes the increased competition for places in attack has helped him improve his game.The Frenchman faces a battle with Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott for a spot in Arsene Wenger’s first-team forward line in the coming season.The north London club have also repeatedly been linked with Edinson Cavani and Karim Benzema this summer but the former Montpellier hitman welcomes the challenges to his role as the club’s go-to goals machine.“You have to deal with that (competition) all the time and it helped me be a better player,” the 28-year-old said. “People are always talking about different players.”Giroud, who smashed 14 goals in 27 Premier League appearances last term, added: “I don’t have a precise target (for the new season) but I always want to improve, so I want to score more goals than last year. It would be nice to score at least 15 or 20 goals. My best record is 16 in the Premier League and I want to beat that.”last_img

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