Olivier Giroud: 'Being on bench felt strange'

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Crystal Palace on October 26, 2013
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admits that it 'felt strange' to be left on the bench for the team's recent victory over Hull City.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that it 'felt strange' to be left on the bench for the team's recent victory over Hull City.

The French international was given a rare rest by manager Arsene Wenger as the Gunners ran out 2-0 winners in the Premier League encounter.

Despite being unhappy with sitting out the match, Giroud insists that he understands Wenger's decision.

"It did feel strange and I was a bit frustrated because I really want to play every game," he told the club's official website.

"The boss said he had reason to leave me on the bench because it is better to have a rest sometimes, but I am obviously just really happy that the team won the game."

Giroud has scored 10 goals in 22 games for Arsenal so far this season.

Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal celebrates after Olivier Giroud of Arsenal equalises making it 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2013
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