FRENCH hotshot Olivier Giroud says he has had a better start to his Arsenal career than Robin Van Persie.
The 26-year-old arrived at Emirates Stadium in the summer from Montpellier following Van Persie’s £24m move to Manchester United – and has scored 14 goals.
Giroud said: “I do not know of an attacker who is not interested in his numbers.
“Since the beginning of the season, I registered 14 goals and given 11 assists, for the first season.
“It is better than the start Van Persie had, even though when he arrived at Arsenal, he was younger.”
Van Persie has scored 22 goals for Manchester United since his move.