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Arsenal striker Jack Wilshere hailed his teammate Olivier Giroud as one of the promising striker in the Premier League.
The England international midfielder stated that Giroud’s substitute role shows what Arsenal can do in the tournament.
“I think it shows the depth in our squad. For me Oli is one of the best strikers in the Premier League when he’s on it and he’s on the bench, so it shows what we’ve got. There are a lot of games in December, so I’m sure he’s going to get a start and if he’s coming on scoring goals that’s massive for the team and it was an important goal for him.” Wilshere said
Going back, Giroud scored an 88th minute header to help the team salvage a point in a 1-1 draw against Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
It was the 17th Premier League goal of the France international as a substitute for Arsenal that saw him tied Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record at Manchester United for a single Premier League team.
Wilshere also added that he is happy to be involved and play as an asset for the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
“I’m enjoying playing and I want to play as much as I can. I’ve said before that I’ve missed way too much football and I’m just enjoying it at the minute. I don’t think it was our best team performance, but we showed character and dug in at the end and, if you can’t win a game, don’t lose a game. We might look back at the end of the season and see it as a valuable point.” Wilshere insisted