No need for Arsenal to panic, insists Giroud

The French striker, who scored the Gunners' equaliser before Robert Lewandowski's volleyed winner, says there is no need to be worried about the loss to Dortmund on Tuesday
Olivier Giroud insists that Tuesday's defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund will not halt Arsenal's superb start to the season.

The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League table after an impressive start to the season, with Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and new signing Mesut Ozil particularly impressive in the opening eight games.

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The French striker admits he was disappointed at the Dortmund defeat, only their second of the season, but expects them to return to winning ways against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"We did well in the first half and came back into the game after a bad start," Giroud told the club's official website. "After the first half Dortmund were not as good, maybe tired, and we were really close to scoring a second goal. But they kept going and scored on the counter-attack. It's a shame because we could have done much better.

"We finished the game better than them and that's why I'm really disappointed because if we couldn't win the game, we didn't have to lose it - maybe draw. In the Champions League it’s like that, about the details.

"We lost but have won almost every game. Just Villa and West Brom [were not victories] so it's not the time to be really worried, but we want to come back on Saturday and win the game."