Arsenal looking for 2003 a football Odyssey

I did not realise it at the time, but when the Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud used a nice bit of movement in the Swansea box to lose his marker and then rose to head the Gunners into the lead at the Liberty stadium on Saturday, it was goal number 2000 for Arsenal under the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger.

As we know, goals 2001 and 2002 soon followed but it was Giroud that hit the landmark number and it is something he is very proud of and will remember for a long time. It was also the latest step on his road to redemption after this season started poorly for the centre forward and saw him even getting jeered by his own fans in an international match for France.

Giroud told Arsenal Player, “It is cool. I will be proud to say it to my family and my friends. It is nice to score three goals and not concede one so it is another clean sheet.

“We are really pleased with the second half because the first one we had trouble. We were struggling with playing our game as it was too slow. We were not playing quick enough through the lines so that is what we succeeded to do in the second half so it is nice ahead of the game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

“As a striker it is always a pleasure to win, to score again and I will remember the good solidarity. We never give up, even when it is tough for us against a good team. We knew it was going to be difficult but we stayed focused and we are really pleased with the three points.”

The centre forward is already looking ahead to the Champions League game against the Bundesliga champions this week and I am sure that our tactics will be the same as in the home clash with them, namely to work really hard, keep our shape and hope to take what chances come our way at the other end.

Giroud will be leading the line and if he can keep up his recent form and get another goal against Munich, number 2003 in the Wenger era, it might well be enough to keep our Champions League football odyssey alive. And who really believed that was possible after we lost to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos?

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  1. Sack-Wenger says:

    Fingers crossed

  2. Renoosenal says:

    Campbell’s chance to shine!

  3. rex says:

    Wednesday should come already……… !

  4. mide says:

    I had prayed for WDW b4 d weekend( ll still manage that).

    but God please change it for me W W W.

    we can do this COYG

  5. WOS says:

    Arsenal dropped points in only 3 games
    2 by the referees (gabriel red card against chelsea and ramsey onside goal against liverpool)
    The only game we really couldn’t win was westham game which was the first game and the players didn’t pick there form yet
    Great season to be i hope…

  6. mide says:


    Swansea’s pitch measure 104 metres across and
    Bellerin, who started well in the opposition half,
    has certainly run at least 52 of those. 52 metres in
    6.32 seconds, on grass, in football boots. Fast.
    thank u Sagna for leaving

  7. Eddy Hoyte says:

    I always knew Campbell will do well if he plays with the senior players, cus people who says he’s not good have no idea at all..the last time Campbell was surrounded by decent number of players was in the WC with his country where he did he needs to play more with our senior players and you’ll see he’s good and gon get better

  8. Fatboy Gooney says:

    We had our invincibles team …
    And now we are the unpredictables! ?
    we are confusing our opponents to defeat!
    As long as we keep on winning, we are all happy! ?

    OT: Barcelona are going to make an offer for Walcott in the January window. .. I don’t know what they are smoking but they value Walcott at £15 million ???
    That won’t even buy his injured calf ???

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivohas reported that Barcelona are keen on a January move for Theo Walcott, who could fill the void left by Pedro.

      The report claims that Barcelona value the striker at 20 to 25 million Euros, the latter of which is around £15 million.

  9. rex says:

    15mil? his beards cost more tbh

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