Giroud not aiming to replace Van Persie at Arsenal

The 25-year-old France striker says that he will win over the Gunners fans in his own way and was confident things would eventually work out for him at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has insisted that he has not set himself the challenge of replacing Robin van Persie at the Emirates Stadium.

The France striker is determined to do things his own way after completing his move from Ligue 1 champions Montpellier for a fee of around £10 million.
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Giroud has failed to find the target in his three appearances in the Premier League so far and warned that he could need time to adapt to the English game.

He was confident, however, that given time he would prove a success as one of three major signings made by manager Arsene Wenger during the summer.

"Everywhere I've been, I've needed some time to adapt, but in the end it's worked out well," Giroud told Le 10 Sport.

"I'm a level headed person who needs something to aim for to move forward, but I haven't given myself the task of replacing Van Persie.

"I want to take my place, win over the Arsenal fans in my own way."