Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that he remains shocked that he was overlooked for Premier League Goal of the Month award for January.
The Frenchman scored an amazing acrobatic goal, described as a scorpion goal, where he manages to beat the keeper despite the ball being played into him awkwardly.
Despite the incredible effort by Giroud, he failed to be selected as January’s Goal of the Month, being belittled by Andrew Carroll’s sublime overhead kick instead, but Giroud disagrees with the decision.
“Andy [Carroll]’s goal is magnificent, but maybe people won’t remember it in two years’ time,” Giroud said.
“I don’t want to big myself up, but goals like mine leave a mark on history because they’re rare.
“There’s been [former PSG midfielder] Charles Edouard Coridon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic before me.
“Mine, yes. It’s like Zlatan’s improbable overhead kick against England or Marco Van Basten’s volley, goals I would have liked to score.”
The 30 year-old is yet to win a single GotM award since joining the Premier League, but has picked up a Player of the Month award in March 2015.
His failure to be awarded the January award leaves our club without any accolades so far this season, while PL leaders Chelsea have landed seven of the 21 given out thus far.
To make matters worse, the previous month was awarded to Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was crowned for his own scorpion goal in December, and his goal shouldn’t have even counted due to offside!
Is Giroud right to feel aggrieved? Was he just unlucky to have come up against the West Ham striker’s finish?