Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said striker Olivier Giroud needs to be smarter in the penalty area, according to ESPN.
“To him, I am not crafty enough. Once he told me I am too frank in my runs, too predictable. I have to be more confusing,” the France striker continued. “I feel I can go on improving. I can improve some parts of my game and have better statistics.
“I am working hard in front of goal post to try to sort out some details. I think about missed opportunities, notably against Chelsea. I have to be more decisive in the box, but also in my way to keep the ball and defend. At least once a week I try to work in front of goal. I have been doing it systematically since I have been at Arsenal. I need it.”
Giroud netted his first World Cup goal on Friday as Les Bleus beat Switzerland 5-2 to confirm their progress from Group E. It was his ninth for his country in 32 caps and has 39 goals in 98 games for the Gunners.