Hello Arsenal fans. Although it may have been one of the most inspid performances in his three years in north London yesterday, But I would still take our domination over and victory against Everton in a very positive way if I was him.
Why you ask? Why? Alright then I´ll tell you. Do not let me stand accused of wasting time and spouting off when there is valuable information to impart and…oh sorry.
Back to the subject at hand and I do not think the French centre forward had such a shocker as a lot of Arsenal fans think. He was not at his best and seemed perhaps the most ring rusty of the Arsenal players (except maybe Arteta). But so what?
Here is the point Gooners, if we can turn in such a one sided game as that with Giroud being below par and with Alexis Sanchez on a beach somewhere, people will have taken notice. Plus you could say that both the second and third goal from Cazorla and Ozil were made possible by the big front man putting himself about and making a right French nuisance of himself.
Giroud´s main role as the central striker, believe it or not, is to occupy the defenders and give our fluid and ever changing formation a focal point. Of course it is better when Olly has his flicks and tricks head on but even when he doesn´t, Giroud is a real handful (now then ladies).
Giroud will want to do better and he puts plenty of pressure on himself but Wenger likes him and will not be hauling him off for a slightly ineffective first half. Especially not if Theo Walcott can keep it up and Alexis returns in good form. You tell me who has a better strike force in the Premier League.