Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud believes that if his side are to harbour Premier League title winning ambitions, they must ‘maximise’ their potential.

The Gunners have their best opportunity to win England’s top division for over 10 seasons and are currently sat top of the table, level on points with Leicester City in second place.

Giroud, who won the domestic league title in France with Montpellier the season before he arrived in north London, claimed to Arsenal Player that the Gunners must take each game as it comes.

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I just take the games step by step, game by game, like the team.

We needed to bounce back after the Southampton defeat and now we are on a really good run.

It’s a bit of a shame that we conceded a draw at the end of the Liverpool game, but it was a fantastic game for the spectators and it was one of the best games I’ve played in for Arsenal.

The race is very tight because Leicester City and Manchester City will be fighting as well. We have a bit of an advantage over Manchester United and Tottenham at the moment but they could come back if you lose two games, you never know.

It’s not original but it’s true that you always have to question yourself. I used to say that football is an everlasting new beginning and that’s like life too. Every week you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone to give your maximum so that you can win every possible game.

The 29-year-old has been in the form of his career this season, scoring 12 goals thus far in the Premier League, while bagging an impressive 18 strikes in all competitions.

Due to not only his fine form, the Gunners have a real chance at winning England’s top division. With the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky all returning from injury this month and in the coming weeks – as well as Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere still sidelined, Arsenal have arguably never had a better chance to win the league title.