Wenger confident over Giroud
Arsene Wenger is sure Olivier Giroud will be a Premier League success.
After Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla opened their accounts in the 2-0 win at Liverpool on Sunday, Giroud remains the only one of Arsenal's big-name summer signings still to score. The 25-year-old did have chances at Anfield.
But he lacked the composure of his team-mates and already some are starting to question whether the £9.6million signing from Montpellier can have the impact Wenger demands.
The Gunners chief believes it is far too early to make negative judgements. And Wenger claimed his battle with Martin Skrtel will prove to be a valuable part of an important learning process.
"I am confident about him," said Wenger.
"Giroud is in an adaptation period. He has shown he is ready for a fight and I am sure he will adapt to the intensity of an English striker. Against Skrtel he discovered what the Premier League is all about."