Last season Olivier Giroud was Arsenal’s first choice striker and averaged a goal in every two games, but amazingly he has only been in the Gunners starting line-up twice in the League in this campaign despite us being at the halfway point already!
The Frenchman though has still made a big impact as a supersub and has scored five EPL goals despite his limited game time, and of course he scored that fantastic Scorpion kick against Palace yesterday. Arsenal’s keeper Petr Cech is certain that it is a contender for goal of the year. “First it’s a very important goal because we needed to break them down and we needed to score,” Cech said. “When you score a goal of the year on the first day of the year, you put the bar really high!
“I always keep saying that he’s one of those players who you love to have in the team, because he’s a handful and he can score important goals. As we know, he scores important goals, no matter if he starts or if he comes off the bench. He’s always a threat.”
Poor old Olivier has taken a hell of a lot of stick from Arsenal fans over the years, despite the amount of goals he scores. I don’t think we could have started with a more attacking line up as yesterday’s, with Giroud playing alongside Lucas Perez and Alexis Sanchez, so do you think that Wenger should now start every game with Giroud and Alexis? Or should we keep Giroud hungry by using him more as a super-sub?