Olivier Giroud appears to be continuing his excellent goalscoring run that started with him scoring four goals in Arsenal’s last two matches last season. He added another three (plus two assist) in France’s run to the Final of Euro2016, and after his extended summer break he has returned with another excellent opportunists strike in an international against Italy last night, which Les Bleus won 3-1.
This is a great preparation for France’s first World Cup Qualifier against Belarus on Tuesday. Giroud has now scored 12 goals in his last 13 games for France. Let’s hope he continues this excellent form and brings it back to Arsenal when we resume after the break against Southampton. Maybe Perez may have to wait before knocking Giroud out of the Gunners centre-forward position in the starting XI…..