Tuesday, 15th April, 2014

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes that fatigue won't be a factor for his team going into the final six matches of the season, including the FA Cup final.

The team are currently fighting fourth-placed Everton to ensure Champions League qualification for next year.

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Saturday's hard earned victory against the defending FA Cup holders Wigan is expected to take a toll on the players, who had to play for the entire stretch of two hours before ensuring a victory through penalties.

However, the striker refuses to look too much into it and thinks that his team will go into the match against West Ham later tonight with full confidence.


"It is OK", the 27-year-old told his club's official site.

"In the last weeks, we played just once in the week so we have had a good rest.

"We have a great opportunity to write a really big page of Arsenal’s history, to qualify for the Champions League and to win the FA Cup final. It will be an exciting finish."

The FA Cup final berth, Giroud believes, was a big boost for the team, one that is going to have a positive effect on the players.

"We need to keep the good things we did against Wigan and, even if we are going to be tired, I think it is really good for our heads to win the semi-final.

"We know that we have to win every single game. We are going to have six finals now, if I can say that.

"Hopefully Everton will lose some points, maybe against the two Manchester clubs or Southampton.

"Every single game will be tough for everyone so let's do the job first and we will have a look at where we are", Giroud added.

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