You have to feel a little bit sorry for the Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud, as not much has been going right for the big fellow of late. Take the Champions League for instance, when he came on and was sent off soon after for a second yellow which replays showed was completely undeserved.
That just about sums things up for Giroud recently, who was jeered by his own fans at Euro 2016 despite playing reasonably well and winning the bronze boot for his scoring feats. He then came back to club football a bit late and has hardly had a lick since, with a niggling toe injury meaning he has not even been on the subs bench.
That and the lack of game time at club level has seen him dropped from the France national side for the current international break and any hopes he has of getting his place back in the Arsenal team are not looking good according to his team mate for club and country.
Laurent Koscielny was reported by Metro talking about the new centre forward for the Gunners Alexis Sanchez and the French defender seems to think that Giroud will have an almighty job on his hands to oust the super Chilean striker as he has been performing miracles for us so far.
The centre back said, ‘It’s difficult for Olivier Giroud at the moment, because Alexis Sanchez is currently ‘walking on water’ at Arsenal.’
If Giroud was looking for some encouragement though, he need look no further than Koscielny himself, as for a long time the Arsenal star was ignored by France but he kept working and is now the main man. How much do you think we will see of Giroud for Arsenal this season?