Before the end of 2014 you would have been able to get fantastic odds on anyone beating Alexis Sanchez to being the top Arsenal scorer of the season, whether in all competitions or just in the Premier League. But such has been the great form of France international forward Olivier Giroud since his return from injury at the same time as the goals dried up for our Chilean powerhouse, the two are now tied on 13 league goals apiece, with Giroud just two behind in all competitions with 17.
So as Goal.com reports, the big Frenchman is hoping to finish the season with more goals than his new team mate and has declared the battle on to the French media.
He said, “I’m not going to say something silly because it’ll be reported, but why not finish ahead of Alexis?
“We push each other, we’re on 13 goals, and I would like to score some more to help the team achieve its objectives.”
You know that Alexis will hear about this and will surely be determined to stay ahead of his team mate. Hopefully that will spur him on to get back in the goals, although I don’t see how he can try any harder. I just hope it doesn’t lead to him or Giroud forgetting that the team is the most important thing, trying to score when someone else is in a better position.
Being selfish and being confident are big facets of any top striker though and I think it will be good for Arsenal to have these two forwards battling for a bit of personal glory. Do you?