The chances of the Arsenal and France international star Olivier Giroud finishing the summer as the top scorer from Euro 2016 look to be gone after his international team mate Antoine Griezmann scored twice against Germany in the semi-final to put him three ahead of Giroud on six goals.
Not only did the Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey help his national team Wales to achieve their greatest ever result in beating the top ranked side in the world Belgium to book a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, he was also the best player on the pitch and was deservedly awarded to Man of the Match award by Sky Sports and many other football experts.
Northern Ireland will need to leap-frog Poland and/or Germany in Group C tonight, or will more than likely face France in the first knock-out round of the tournament.
Poland take on Germany in tonight’s crunch group game, in which the winner will guarantee themselves within the knock-out stages.
The game will see the two neighbouring countries go toe-to-toe for the third time in recent years, having also been drawn in the same group in qualifying. Poland won their home encounter 2-0, while the Germans came away with a 3-1 home win also, leaving this tie wide open on neutral soil.
Most Arsenal fans would expect our great French manager Arsene Wenger to be tipping France to win the Euros this summer, especially as they are the favourites, they are playing in their home country, and they have the unstoppable Olivier Giroud scoring goals for fun in the warmups!
Mesut Ozil easily won the Arsenal Player-of-the-Year award this season, but I am sure we can all remember the German’s first season at the Emirates, when many fans thought that Ozil was a bit lazy and used to go missing in action during many games.
The German ex-Arsenal winger/striker Lukas Podolski and the France hitman Karim Benzema are both very annoyed with the furore in their home countries surrounding the player selections for the Euros.
The managers have finally announced the official 23-man squads for the upcoming European Championships, with nine Arsenal stars set to feature in the competition.