London: Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud's decisive contribution to Arsenal's vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best in time to fire his side into the Champions League. Wenger's team climbed back above Everton into fourth place in the Premier League thanks to Giroud's inspired strike and a brace from Lukas Podolski at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
The Gunners had fallen behind to Matthew Jarvis's first half header, but Podolski equalised and Giroud then produced a brilliant first touch and lethal finish to put the hosts ahead soon after the break. (Click here for latest on Football)
Giroud's majestic piece of control was reminiscent of Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp at his best and Wenger hopes the forward's performance bodes well for the final four games of the season.