Giroud asks for Manchester United favour: Beat Everton for us!

The Arsenal striker wants to see David Moyes’s side triumph at Goodison Park on Sunday and has vowed to score “again and again” to help his side secure a top-four finish

Olivier Giroud wants to see Manchester United come out on top against Everton on Sunday so boost Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the top four.

The Gunners, who are currently fourth in the table and one point above Roberto Martinez’s side, will guarantee qualification for the Champions League if they secure victory in each of their last four games.

Giroud, though, has called on United to assist the north Londoners and wants to see them triumph at Goodison Park as David Moyes returns to his former club.

“We need to win the last four ‘finals’ because we don’t have our destiny in our hands,” he told Arsenal’s official club website.

“I hope Everton will lose against maybe Manchester United this weekend. We keep focusing on what we have to do and win our games. After that we will see but first we have to do the job.

“I enjoy my stats because when you are a striker you think that we are looking for the stats and assists as well.

“I am OK with my stats but I know the team will need me again for the last [four] Premier League games. So I need to score again and again.”

Giroud was on the scoresheet in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over West Ham to take his tally for the season to 20 and, after kissing his black armband in tribute to the 96 who died during the Hillsborough disaster, insists he was desperate to score to allow him the chance to show his respect.

“Yes, I had a good chance to score in the first half,” the Frenchman added. “I think I didn’t do the good gesture so I really wanted to score and it was great for me and the team to come back.

“I learnt from my mistake in the first half and I took my chance on the second one and it’s all about the control with my left foot so I was in a good position.”

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