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Olivier Giroud has had a slow start to life at Arsenal.
Brought in to replace Robin van Persie, it's almost inevitable the Frenchman is struggling to make an impression.
He's shown plenty of desire in the Premier League so far. Unfortunately, this hasn't been rewarded with goals.
The Capital One Cup is often outlined as a burden for the elite clubs; not for Giroud and Arsenal. The 25-year-old scored his first goal for the Gunners in the recent 6-1 demolition of Coventry City.
Arsene Wenger's side now face a difficult fixture against Chelsea.
Has Giroud done enough to earn a place in the starting 11? I doubt it. Consider the fact Arsenal drew 1-1 with Manchester City in their previous Premier League outing and it's pretty obvious Giroud will start on the bench.
Even so, he must come on and impose himself. Linking with the wingers will be key, as Giroud needs to learn how to bring others into the game.
With his first goal scored, hopefully, the new signing will play under less pressure (via The Daily Mail).