Giroud wants to join legendary Arsenal strikers

The Gunners' French centre forward hopes that, in time, supporters of the north London club will talk about him in the same vein as Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry
Arsenal star Olivier Giroud has outlined his desire to become a legendary striker for the north Londoners.

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The Frenchman believes that he is on track to match the achievements of Gunners greats such as Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie, having already argued that he is capable of leading the Premier League's scoring charts this season.

"Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie did not build themselves up in one season," he told L'Equipe. "I only reached the top level at 25 years old.

"If you take Van Persie, he exploded two, three years ago for Arsenal and, for Thierry Henry, I scored as many goals as him in my first season here.

"It makes me want to become the No.1 striker at Arsenal and that later people say: 'At Arsenal, there was Henry, Van Persie and Giroud'."

The former Montepellier man, who scored 17 goals in 47 games in his debut season last term, has five in his first six matches of 2013-14.