Posted on November 11, 2017 by ADMIN

Does another France record prove Giroud’s value to Arsenal?

The Arsenal and France international star Olivier Giroud may not be everyone’s cup of tea, or tasse de the if you are a follower of Les Bleus, but despite being roundly criticised by some Arsenal and French fans and some members of the football media all through his long career, Giroud has continued to find the back of the net and he keeps banging the goals in when given the chance.

Ask most strikers if they would change their goal records with that of Giroud, for both club and country, and not too many would turn you down. The big centre forward was at it again last night as he scored the second French goal in their friendly game against Aaron Ramsey and his Welsh teammates, a goal which took the game beyond doubt after Wales had started to look as though they may get back into it after the first half opener from Greizmann.

That striker gives the Arsenal striker 29 international goals and puts him 7th on the all-time list for France, just one behind his boyhood hero Jean-Pierre Papin, whose tally of 30 Giroud was hoping to match as reported by back in April when he had just reached 23.

Scoring goals is kind of important in football, so has Giroud’s latest France milestone just proved that Wenger needs to give him more chances to do it for Arsenal?


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12 thoughts on “Does another France record prove Giroud’s value to Arsenal?

    1. tatgooner

      it was just a joke
      Anyone would score as much as giroud for the french national team.
      Giroud is a midtable player as is the case with everyone in our starting 11 except sanchez and kolasinac

      1. jon fox

        tatgooner, It is clearly nonsense to claim that all, bar, Sanchez and Kolasinac are mid table standard. I have many, many huge gripes with Wenger ans the owner and board, BUT unless criticism has some truth and validity to it, it becomes meaning less. I can well understand if, like me, you are totally frustrated at how our club and team are both so disgracefully mis- run. But claiming we have mid table players fails to get to the real truth of the teams problems, which are mainly down to Wengers incompetance to manage and coach. Perspective and realism will garner support, Hype led criticism of good but badly used players will just defeat the object. But I do feel and share your pain, please believe me!

  1. gotanidea

    Giroud, Ozil and Ramsey have got too many chances in Arsenal already. They often perform well in their national football team, because they are supported by their fellow nationals that are supposedly the best in their countries and they speak the same language.

    They are not like Sanchez, Neymar, Messi or Ronaldo that can carry their teams with their high level football skills and abilities. Giroud, Ozil and Ramsey need to work under a good system, to unleash their abilities, which I don’t think would happen under Wenger’s obsolete system.

  2. Vukasin

    This topic had became ridiculous long time ago. Giroud is an outstanding player who can contribute as much as Lacazette in rotation depending on the opponent. They are complementary different players and it would be our advantage if we had a complete team working for each other. Every season we lack a few players to do something major in the EPL or UCL. Let’s be realistic, why are we playing 3-4-3 formation for some time now? Because we lack strong defensive players and creative midfielder like Cazorla. Wenger cost us a lot with his transfer malversations. Just think about what did we gain by his transfer charades? We are paying average players a lot above their price because he is not completing transfers early in the market. We could have bought Lemar this season early in the market. But he waited for the end of the deadline when they already sold their team structure. We are waiting for Cazorla’s creativity for a long time now instead of finding adequate replacement. What would it cost him if he bought another player with Cech that season. We allegedly had 120 million pounds for transfers this season. We got Sead for free early in the market and we got Lacazette for 50 million pounds. Where is the CM we need? We had money, right? We also sold Oxlade for 45 millions. So once again don’t be ridiculous about Giroud. He is one of our best players. We need sport director immediately. Let’s hope for the best and be prepared for the worst GUNNERS.

  3. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter

    Why can’t Wenger and Arsenal’s coaches teach players such as Bellerin to cross balls from wide into the box to play to Giroud’s strengths? Similarly why does Giroud not play with Lacazette to use his strength and hold up play to make space for Lacazette, as he does for Griessmann when they both play for France? Only Arsene Wenger knows!

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