Poor old Olivier Giroud gets called many things on the Just Arsenal website, from donkey to lamp-post, but he always seems to pop up with crucial goals when you least expect them. He has scored 100 goals for the Gunners over his 5 year career and many of them have come near the end of a game when we need them the most, but Gooners have been calling for him to be replaced every year no matter how he performs.
But the French international (who keeps Lacazette on the bench for his country) scored a famous amazing Scorpion Kick last year against Crystal Palace which has been declared as the top most skillful goal of the whole year.
Here it is…..
Whilst picking up his FIFA Puskas award trophy Giroud gave the normal fawning speech that trophy winners usually give when they have the spotlight on them. Giroud said: “It’s an honour for me. I’m delighted to receive the trophy in front of all these legends.
“Thanks to those who voted for me and congratulations to the other nominees.
“Without my team-mates I couldn’t have scored. While I would also like to dedicate this to my father.”
With a speech like that he could be a Hollywood star when he retires, he already is an accomplished male model! But not just yet because surely he will continue knocking in 20 goals a season from the bench for the next couple of years.