On Your Marks, Get Set…Giroud! by ZC
I’ve been reading everyday now for the last several months how Arsenal need one of these and Arsenal need two of that. This is normally the case when your making a mad dash around the supermarket when you have limited time only to find when you get home you didn’t need a thing you just got fresh in as lo and behold….you already have it in -and even better – is that it’s already your favourite and still has loads of shelf life. In this case it is OG12. .
I’ve watched a lot of The Arsenal in the 20+ years of being a fan and there is only CF we’ve had in that time who links up the front with the midfield so well and that is the Great DB10. Now before the comments get all crazy, I’m not saying Giroud is anywhere near the Great Dutchman…yet. If you look at some of The Arsenal’s great passages of play OG12 is right in there: JW10 amazing team goals, Rambo’s runs forward, Sanchez’s give and goes, TW14 running into space. They have had an immense input from the guy. Not to mention some sublime finishes of his own.
I’m not saying he’s had his moments, there are times when I’m mystified from my seat at The Emirates or shouting at the TV in my best French accent “comment (how) Giroud comment(how)” but I do remember doing the same thing at Highbury with Dennis and Thierry from time to time also. I was in the crowd when he smashed the goal in against Liverpool and I promise you Benzema, Lewandowski or anyone else for that matter could have scored it better.
Now I’m not by any means doubting that bringing in Aguero, Lewandowski, Benz…etc would add some individual quality to the squad but would it bring you anywhere near the team effort? The link up play? The selfless closing down? The defending from the front that OG12 already brings to the team? I struggle to find anyone else outside the club who does other than Suarez. He may not be the £50million player most people buy on Champ Manager, Fifa or Pro but he’s up there with The Arsenal’s best players for me.