Arsenal striker Giroud targets Premier League Golden Boot

Olivier Giroud hopes to win the Premier League Golden Boot this season, the Daily Mirror has reported, as the Arsenal striker insists the injury he appeared to pick up in the Gunners’ win over Sunderland is not a serious blow.

Giroud has thus far scored in all four league games played, netting his side’s only goal in the 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa to start the season, the away win by the same score at Fulham, the only goal of the game against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and the opening goal of the weekend win at Sunderland, from Mesut Ozil’s assist.

With a goal against Fenerbahce in the Champions League, Giroud has found the net five times in six games, having scored 17 time last season, his debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium.

And Giroud hopes to maintain his prolific early season form, believing that having started the season so well he is in with a shout of coming out on top of the individual scoring chart. “With this team I can score many goals,” he said. “Can I finish the league’s top scorer? I must have a chance.

Giroud had to be withdrawn in the final minutes against Sunderland after appearing to pick up an ankle injury, creating doubt over his fitness to play Marseille in the Champions League on Wednesday. But the France international is sure he will be available to play the Ligue 1 side. “I twisted my ankle but, fortunately, it is nothing major. Marseille? Yes, I am OK, I will be fine,” he added.

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