Olivier Giroud – The much loved ‘Unloved’ Gunner

It was no surprise that we won comfortably in Australia, both of our games at a canter till the pace of it all caught up with athletes who have just about returned to first team training after a heavy dose of the holiday season into their bodies. It came as no surprise also, at least to me, that Olivier Giroud played as well as he did last night with a scintillating near post finish.
It was quite astounding really and the number of times he has done that has desensitised us to the magic of it, but near post finishes from a very acute angle are stuff only the best in the game pull off. That may inform some of an opinion I hold that says Giroud is a world class striker. In all respects? No, you would bet not. In his strengths? Most definitely.
What has happened over the course of Giroud’s career here is typical of many an Arsenal player. We love them. ...

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