Posted on November 08, 2014 by ADMIN

Giroud to be Arsenal’s secret weapon against Dortmund?

I may be looking a bit too far ahead here, with Arsenal first having two crucial Premier League games away to Swansea City and at home to Man United to get through, with the international break sandwiched in the middle, but the news that Olivier Giroud will be back in training next week made me consider when the centre forward would actually be back in action.

The France inter4national has been out of action for a couple of months, but it should not take too long before he is fit again, so there is a chance that he could be ready to play for the Gunners again after the international break. The first game after that is United at the Emirates on Saturday November 22nd, but I very much doubt whether Arsene Wenger will start him in that.

The manager will surely give Danny Welbeck the chance to shine against his former club and will probably give Giroud some valuable game time before the end. But then I think he could bring Giroud back for the massive Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund the following Wednesday.

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Do not forget that the big Frenchman was a key player when we beat the German club last season and with their best centre back Mats Hummels currently injured, I reckon Giroud could be the perfect man to occupy their defenders. And although we would be losing Welbeck’s pace, there is plenty of pace all over the Arsenal front line.

I do not expect Arsenal to win our group, even if we do beat Dortmund, but if we lose it could leave us needing to win in Turkey on the final day and that could be a disaster. So do you think Wenger will unleash the beast that is Giroud when Jurgen Klopp and his players come to London?

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17 thoughts on “Giroud to be Arsenal’s secret weapon against Dortmund?

  1. SaveArsenal

    How quickly people forget just how mid table Giroud is.
    He is an average mid table player, nothing more and definitely not good enough for Arsenal.
    The chances he missed last year could have had us on top of the league.
    4 points from a possible 45 away to top 4 teams over the past 5 seasons shows that Wengers mid table transfers will never beat the best.

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    1. SaveArsenal

      LMAO, thumbed down, what did i say that wasn’t true?
      I tell you now Sanchez will lose patience with him very quickly when he starts playing and wasting chances again.
      Tikka takka with Giroud will be replaced buy ‘piss off I am running at goal with this!’

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    2. Grim Bligh

      @ saveA,mate those people are so deluded,that what happen when you trust blindly in Wenger.Giroud is an average player with no talent whatsoever,he can score,that is job but he should not be near any big team.He plays for Arsenal because he is french and a Wenger favourite.He plays for the french national team because any player playing for a big team is thought as good over there and anyway their team is rather crap and are not nearest than the england team (with the same problem)to win anything.

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  2. Greg

    I want giroud to really be at his very best against dorthman! I hope the combination of him and alexis with the rest of the team, gets the job done! Coyg!

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  3. Sumo

    Hope Liverpool does a Chelsea to Chelsea. Come on Brenda.

    And as for the article-
    Yes Oliver helped out during the game defensively but the key player that day was Mesut Özil who was pulling the strings. One scene from that match has stuck to me. Mesut running back 80 yards and than clearing the ball.

    Good morning, and have a good day.

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  4. GOONSTER

    OMG these pop up adverts on this site that fill up you whole mobile phone screen and you struggle to close them. I know that this site depend on this adverts but FFS, they are so annoying and irritating.

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  5. davidnz

    Arsenal EPL goals so far.
    Sanchez 7
    Wellbeck 2 Ramsey 2
    Chamberlain 1 Giroud 1 Koscielny 1
    Chambers 1 Wilshere 1 Ozil 1
    Sanogo 0 Campbell 0 Cazorla 0
    Walcott 0 Flamini 0 Arteta 0
    Gibbs 0 Debuchi 0 Mertz 0
    Bellerin 0 Gnabry 0 Rosicky 0
    There is so much potential here.
    Surely Arsenal must start banging them in soon.

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    1. Lethal Prince 9

      I guess you considered Sanogo, Campbell, Walcott, Gnabry, Rosicky, and probably Bellerin, who being not on the pitch will score from the bench or training ground or from treatment rooms. Fair enough.

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      1. Lethal Prince 9

        And then don’t get me started on defenders scoring goals otherwise the fans will be having problems that defenders are trying to score goals while their “primary job” is to defend their goalpost. Same as Ramsey.

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  6. cheeterspotter

    @goonster
    Annoying and irritating , sounds like one of Arsene’s press conferences.
    Still subject of Giroud. don’t tell we’re relialing on him for European glory.
    It gets worse by the minute. What is worse though is that us supportes are getting at one an others throats over opinions re.Wenger and the team..Do I not like that.
    COYG

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  7. cheeterspotter

    What percentage of Giroud s 40 goals have been against top teams?

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    1. SaveArsenal

      3%, a single solitary goal.
      That is why were can’t beat top 4 teams and will always be 4th.

      Also he didn’t score many match winning goals, only against lower teams when we had already scored.

      Get ready for 140 screwed up Giroud faces as he rockets balls into row Z!

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    2. RyoSila

      So now u think Giroud is the reason we can’t beat top teams? When he has been away, we have played Chelsea and Man City and guess what — we lost.

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      1. SaveArsenal

        Don’t be childish and cite 2 games that we lost because of a ridiculously thin squad and an inept manager.
        I gave you stats of Giroud since he arrived in 2011 and your reply is to cite 2 games against stronger teams?

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  8. Bobshinery1

    Is funny how people complain that we only beat small table teams when Giroud plays.
    Please, do you think Giroud wont have score more than Welbeck had he be around?
    Talking about small teams, it means we would have beaten Leicester City and Hull City and wont even fear any small team as we are doing now.
    People criticise Giroud in is first season for not scoring up to 20goals and he went ahead to prove you wrong in his 2nd season. He was criticise for not scoring against the Top 6 team in his 2nd season, yet he prove this on his 3rd season by scoring against all the Top 6 team he has come across(Man City and Everton).
    How do you know he wouldnt have score against Chelsea had he played? Just appreciate what you have.
    I think we need Giroud to thank against Everton or else….

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