It definitely looks like the Arsenal and France international forward has got it going on in front of goal right now, after Olivier Giroud came up trumps for the Gunners once again today. It was another late show for Arsenal and Giroud, who left it until the 89th minute to grab the winner against Preston North End in the FA cup.
That makes it nine goals in all competitions from the big man and he has only made six starts. His goals per minute ratio is better than ever and that is not taking into account the importance of these goals, which have included the winner against West Brom, the leveller away to Man United and the unlikely equaliser at Bournemouth.
Giroud also provided the two assists against Bournemouth, so you have to give him great credit for his performances and also wonder what is behind this fine form. For years Arsenal fans have been saying that we need more than Giroud to challenge and perhaps the very strong competition he is finally getting from Alexis Sanchez is pushing him on.
Competition for places can be fantastic if the players respond, so is the superb Sanchez and Wenger’s preference for him up front actually making Giroud the player we all wanted him to be? And with Welbeck now coming back can the Frenchman help to fire Arsenal to glory?