He may not get another chance to wear the captain’s armband for Arsenal, but I for one reckon that our French international striker Olivier Giroud deserves another chance after he played a major part in getting the Gunners back on track in our FA cup third round clash with Preston North end this weekend.
It was not just the fact that he scored the winner, because the big centre forward put himself about as much as anyone in what was a hugely improved second half showing. Even his lack of imp[act in the first half was not really Giroud’s fault as hardly had a touch of the ball and I remember him running around to try to close the home team down without any help from the rest of the team.
A Metro report shows that Giroud, who was the Arsenal captain for the day, was desperately exorting more effort from the Gunners as we ran out for the second half and this is surely what you want from a team captain.
Seriously Gooners, how long have we been saying that the team needs leaders? This was not a one-off by the French striker either, as he almost single-handedly dragged us back into contention before earning that precious point at Bournemouth.
So is Giroud the perfect example of what Arsenal need in a captain? And if so, why not give him the armband?