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Olivier Giroud struggled in his first several games in an Arsenal shirt, and there was growing concern about his failure to score. When he netted in the League Cup against Coventry, the focus was then on his Premier League goose egg.
But after finally getting off the mark against West Ham, Giroud is drawing praise from many analysts for his obvious talent.
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour, in particular, has lauded Giroud for finally getting settled in North London. Speaking to talkSPORT, he said:
It does take time to settle at a new club and maybe into a new way of life for his family. Some players settle straight away and others take a little bit more time but I think he has done OK.
He had a brilliant game against West Ham. I think Giroud is the main man [at Arsenal]. The goal against West Ham will help him to push on now.
I think he will be a really good signing.
All Arsenal fans hope that Parlour is correct