Arsene Wenger backs Olivier Giroud to build on first Arsenal goal

Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks that Olivier Giroud can only improve after scoring his first goal for the club in a Capital One Cup tie against Coventry City.

Arsene Wenger has backed Olivier Giroud to grow in confidence after scoring his first Arsenal goal on Tuesday night.

Giroud opened the scoring in a 6-1 rout against Coventry City in the Capital One Cup before missing a second-half penalty.

Wenger believes that the French international can only improve after breaking his duck in his seventh Arsenal match.

He told the club's official website: "It is positive of course. He is a good finisher, Olivier. That goal will help him.

"I now expect him to take that confidence into the Champions League."

Arsenal continue a run of three consecutive home games in all competitions with a London derby against Chelsea on Saturday, September 29.

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