“I replaced Van Persie and when you arrive at a big club like that, they [the fans] are very demanding towards you,” Giroud said in The Times.
“The criticism has not always been deserved, but they push you on.”
He added: “I’ve scored 17 goals and had 11 assists – that is better than Henry and Drogba in their first seasons.
“This is the quality I have. I have got better with this team and this staff. It is another level. I want to continue to improve.”
The problem for Giroud, is that by drawing comparisons to Henry and Drogba, he reminds us that he is not in their class. Henry is arguably the best Arsenal player ever, so comparing yourself to him makes no sense at all.