It was a hard-fought victory against Crystal Palace today, but Olivier Giroud’s first goal was a quality moment and may quieten his critics for a couple of weeks at least! The Frenchman comes in for stick in nearly every game he plays, especially if Arsenal don’t win.
But, as always, Giroud bounces back and is pleased that he feels the Gunners are now back in the race for the title, even though we have only had two matches played so far. “I said before the game we really needed these three points to bounce back after the performance at home when we lost against West Ham,” Giroud said.
“We could have scored more goals in doing a better choice with the last pass but we are really happy to get the three points,”
“You always get criticised when you lose, especially at home.
“We said at the beginning of the championship that we want to win the league so we will join the title race.
“When you say that you have to face expectations. It was a bad performance but even though we lost last week the most important in football is to bounce back the week after and keep your faith in your game, which is what we tried to do and succeeded to do today.”
Anyone who has title aspirations should be expected to beat Crystal Palace away, but our 2-1 win was a repeat of last years result and if anything is a great relief to us all. Let’s hope we can improve and play a little more confidently in next weeks game against Brendan Rodger’s big-spending Liverpool side….