Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has once again brought up the form of his teammate Mesut Ozil when questioned on his own performances in the Premier League since the turn of the year.
The France international has managed just six goal in 2016 and appeared to blame Mesut Ozil during an interview with France Football last week.
Giroud re-iterated the point when asked by the Guardian about his recent dip in form.
“For some reason we always seem to have this dip around March,” Olivier Giroud told the Guardian.
“Not just me, if you look at our best players, such as Mesut Ozil who made less assists after the turn of the year.
“In my first year we finished fourth, the following season third and now second. We will have to improve on that to take the final step next season.”
Ozil was also voted Player of the Season for his efforts but his club were unable to lift a trophy. The 27-year-old has had a terrific season at Arsenal providing the highest number of assists in the Premier League (19).
The Germany international narrowly missed out on breaking the all time record for setting up the most goals in a single Premier League season currently held by Thierry Henry (20).