Arsenal to fuel Giroud’s anger and keep Gunners firing?

It is better for a player to make an impact when they come off the bench in a football match, of course, but at the same time you will not find too many pros who like having the tag of being a super sub, because it means they are not getting in the starting line-up.

When a player does tend to have a positive influence as a sub they feel that it should prove to the manager that they deserve to be on the pitch from the first whistle, so our France international star Olivier Giroud will be hoping that his late equalising goal after coming on late into the game at Old Trafford will have earned him a place in the team for the Champions League clash with PSG on Wednesday.

I would not be so sure though, even if Arsene Wenger did admit in an report that the big striker was growing increasingly frustrated about his lack of starts. Instead it sounds to me as though the boss is happy to channel the anger of Giroud to give the Gunners that late thrust in a game that has seen us score a lot of late goals already this season.

Wenger said, “He’s angry in a positive way.

“I’d say he’s more determined [than angry]. I have a lot of respect, not only for his quality as a footballer, but also for the man. The best answer he can give is always to show what he did today.

“Maybe a few years ago [he had so may options] but I think we have the quality and the spirit on the bench. The two together makes us remarkably dangerous until the last minute. Since the start of the season, look at the number of goals we’ve scored in the final five minutes. That is not a coincidence.”

Another stat reported by Metro is a positive one but will not help the big centre forward in his desire to start games is that his goal against Manchester United makes him the most effective sub for Arsenal in the Premier League ever with 10 goals.

So unfortunately for Olly I think Wenger is going to keep using him as a super sub because it is working so well. Is the boss right in his use of Giroud?


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  1. Dennis says:

    Giroud is the true definition of a super sub, the guy comes into a game when the defenders have been warn out and he does his job. My question is what will we do when perez comes back? Do we play 2 up front?

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Perez wasn’t being used that much before his injury so he will be a sub and used in fa cup/league cup matches most probably. I think Wenger will stick with Iwobi, Walcott and Alexis up front

  3. Ks-Gunner says:

    Its only arsene who spoils mediocre players at times into thinking that they are great players with his spirit and quality speaches. Stop sullking around giroud. He needs to be thankfull with what he already has.

  4. Jim A says:

    Super sub? You have got to be kidding me. We did not have one shot on goal the whole game until Olivier scored on his first shot. I could see if the shots are in the 10-15 range every game. 1 shot? That means most definitely we need players that can score and shoot and create havoc in front of the goal which he did earlier this year to win a penalty in stoppage time.

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