Football

Arsenal's Giroud rubbishes title talk

French international Olivier Giroud rubbished talk of Arsenal winning the Premier League title despite an excellent run of form, saying yesterday it is far too early to make such predictions.

The 30-year-old striker, whose double after coming off the bench inspired the Gunners to an ultimately convincing 4-1 win over hapless Sunderland on Saturday, told Arsenal's website: We've only played a quarter of the league. It's still the beginning of the league and I'm not the man who will speak too much because we are first."

Victory extended Arsenal unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games and fuelled talk of them winning their first league title since 2004.

"We enjoy this position, obviously we want to finish first and win the league, but we know there is a long time to go. We're in a good moment and we need to keep it up and be consistent." - AFP.

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