Oliver Giroud is one of the most criticized players in Arsenal; he never does anything right in the sight of the fans. Apart from this season that has seen Sanchez score more goals then him, every other season has seen him end the football year as Arsenal’s highest goal scorer. Sanchez has scored more goals than Giroud because he has played many more games and of course he has played mostly as a center forward, but Olivier has still scored 16 and in fact he averages just under a goal every two games (0.43 per game) in his five years at the club.
Just over the weekend, Giroud showed how effective he can be in front of goal, by netting twice in a game for France! He keeps on getting the stick despite scoring goals. What else does this man need to do to convince football fans he is a prolific striker? Score against the Angels of God football club?
Personally, I feel Giroud is a world class and a big game player! He may miss lots of goals but most times, he scores when needed. He has come off the bench several times this season to save Arsenal from losing games that they found it difficult to score in. If I am not mistaken, he is a master in the act of scoring late goals that practically changes the outcome of a game. He is a good player I insist and should be encouraged! Those who feel he won’t make it outside Arsenal should just sit back and think again! He was the highest goal scorer at Montpellier in France before coming to Arsenal and if he was as bad as we think he is, why does France still use him? Don’t they have better strikers who can bench him?