Giroud wants to be like Arsenal legend Thierry Henry!

The Frenchman Olivier Giroud has had a lot of stick from Arsenal fans since he arrived at the club, but since his enforced absence through injury this season he seems to have refound his scoring boots and contributed to the Gunners recent improvement in form. It may be a bit premature but he is now talking up his powers and hopes to do as “half as much” as Thierry Henry in his career.

“You can always improve yourself but you need to have talent,” he told “Talent is not sufficient on its own, though. I always repeat that because it’s important for young players to know it.

“You need to have something that all strikers have in them. You need to keep lucidity in front of goal and have cold blood, like we say in France, in your veins. You need to be a born striker with a killer instinct.

“I looked up to Andrey Shevchenko and Jean Pierre Papin [when I was younger]. Eric Cantona as well, but the one who scored so many goals was Titi Henry.

“He played for my team, Arsenal, so I was impressed by his performances. He has done really well in his career, especially at Arsenal. If I can do half of what he has done I will be happy.”

Not only you Olivier, but so will Arsenal fans. It certainly makes a nice change to see him doing silly goal celebrations than watching him pouting and holding his head after his hundreds of previous misses!


  1. muffdiver says:

    yesterday he was better than rvp
    today he is aiming for henry

    1. NIKK says:

      Tomorrow ze ballon d’or!

    2. True.Gooner says:

      Tommorow he will be better than messi

    3. NY_Gunner says:


    4. jonestown1 says:

      Getting a bit tired of deliberately antagonistic and inflammatory titles to threads that bear no resemblance to the actual quote. Is this you admin??

      “Giroud Wants to be like Arsenal legend Thierry Henry” is the lazy strap-line.

      No, no, no……what he said is:

      “If I can do half of what he has done I will be happy”.

      OG gets enough stick without admin deliberately stirring it.

  2. davidnz says:

    Giroud is a hard working Bendtner.

    1. muffdiver says:

      im a unsuccessful robert de niro

      1. davidnz says:

        I am playing Arnold Sweinsteirger
        in Terminator Twee.

  3. Midkemma says:

    “He played for my team, Arsenal, so I was impressed by his performances. He has done really well in his career, especially at Arsenal. If I can do half of what he has done I will be happy.”

    So that translates into:

    “I want to be like TH14”?????????????????????


    More like he has said that a CF needs to work hard, even if you have talent then you need to work hard. TH14 did and if I can do half as much as he did then I would be happy.

    I guess that would of been a boring headline though?

  4. DANDY GUNNER says:

    He is having a laugh. As good as Thierry Henry ha ha ha .

    1. jonestown1 says:

      If he said it we would all be laughing.

  5. Andrew AFC says:

    It is time our players stopped posting comments on social media and let the football do the talking.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      PS Theo has said Alexis gets the best out of us. Why haven’t you done it before now!!! Are you professionals or are you just in it for the money.

      1. davidnz says:

        To be fair Andrew what players post
        on social media is often more intersting
        than most of what they do on the pitch.
        Podolski Bendtner Ozil Diaby Campbell
        barely feature on the field so might as well be
        a star on Twitter or Snap chat 🙂

        1. Andrew AFC says:

          The only thing I what to see on social media is our players taking pictures of themselves with the UCL cup 🙂

      2. Thando says:

        @andrew where have you been?

        1. Andrew AFC says:

          I have just chosen to get back to supporting our great team and forgetting all the negatives.

  6. Greg says:

    Even for giroud, no disrespect! But thats some mighty big shoes to fill bro!

  7. Greg says:

    As elvis said, a little less conversation and a little more action please! Coyg!

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      How about for the wonder of you 🙂

      1. davidnz says:

        King Elvis. King Henry. King Hafizz 🙂

  8. Enigmaticben says:

    He’s really been rebirthed since coming back from injury and he seem to be finding his feet in the big games…long may it continue and his dream of doing as much as half of what King Henry did will be a reality

  9. muffdiver says:

    a levels exam question 2015 :
    giroud is better than henry- discuss…..

    answer: man f*ck you an your test paper, i wipe my hairy as* with your mothers false teeth.
    im outta here….

    *takes job at mcdonalds

    1. davidnz says:

      @muffdiver Best we both leave the
      humour to Hafiz Rahahahaman.
      Mind you when people ask you what you do
      you can say “I do stand up”
      BTW any vacancies at your mackers ?
      I just got fired from my job at Tesco’s
      the floor manager is a City supporter.

  10. Andrew AFC says:

    When Giroud emulates Henry I will give him a pay rise myself.

  11. davidnz says:

    To be serious though Giroud
    is possibly the best value for money
    player Arsenal has had under Wenger.
    70% the price of Wellbeck.
    70 % the price of Henri
    45% the price of Sanchez
    32% the price of Ozil .
    In his first 2 years he played 98 games and scored 39 goals.
    49 games per season and “20” goal each season
    “Statistically” as good as Henri Berkamp Pires Fabregas Vieira et all.

    1. TioMoses says:

      To be honest, the biggest difference I’m seeing in him is his work rate. He’s more involved, seems a little quicker, and it’s giving him more confidence.

      Last season, we do overlook just how many games he played, only natural that he started to wear a bit as the season went on. He certainly seems fresher since he’s come back from injury, and the results are showing for him.

  12. Banga11 says:


    Finishing could be better but he works his butt off when we lose possession. Character player that should be coming off the bench on a top 4 team. Wegner has not found a better option to date so who’s to blame?

    A player that give 110%? Or a manager that has failed to replace Vanp*ss for 2 seasons now.

  13. Bolly says:

    Some of you lot need to learn to read the article properly. He said he Wants to be half as good as Henry nothing else. Admins headline doesn’t help!
    You lazy wan£ers really p1ss me off sometimes. Read it again!!!

    1. muffdiver says:

      i stopped reading ur comment after first sentence- r u pleased?

      1. davidnz says:

        Jolly unfair comment old bean.

    2. Andrew AFC says:

      Lazy wan*ers that reminds me of some of our players. How much money do they need to preform week in week out, while we slog our guts out just to go to a match.

  14. Hafiz Rahman says:

    hes not good enough…he should knows his limit and stick to his hotel scoring…..

    we still need a proper striker…get Cavani or Falcao available soon, they are world class and guarantee goals

    1. Banga11 says:

      @Hafiz Rahman

      If United let Falcao go back to Monaco we should put in a bid. Coming off a serious knee injury is always difficult. Takes time to settle in. He’s played well that last bit, just struggling to finish.

      I think he goes back to his old ways next season.

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        It took Ramsey 2 years to hit his form again, but age is a big factor aswell.

    2. True.Gooner says:

      Hafiz are u jealous of Giroud?

  15. mesüt says:

    They all want to be like henry. No one wants to be like kanu or wiltord.

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      Thats pretty much Henry to me aswell, lol. Giroud should not aim to much and simple play his game. I am starting to rate him lately.

  16. Ks-Gunner says:

    I want to jump like Koby, but i cant barrely touch the net of the basket. 😐

    1. davidnz says:

      Yeah the shopping basket 🙂

  17. Andrew AFC says:

    Can we please get a player that wants to be like Vieira 🙂

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      just get the real Viera will do

  18. Andrew AFC says:

    TC everyone and have a great day tomorrow.

  19. Ks-Gunner says:

    The fakk is happening with Arsenal.

    Arsene thinks he is some kind of Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen.
    Giroud thinks he can become like Henry.
    Walcott thinks he is th14 and that the current line up is stronger then that of the invisb.
    Ramsey is Zidane.
    Ferguson somehow is a nobody now.
    Hafiz coming out claiming he is the lost brother od Daenerys Targaryen from the new house Rahman.
    Where smoking is worse then fakking hookers.
    Diaby still being around, bec he goes out buying cigaretes for his mates.
    We buying teenagers for the future, only then to sell em in the end to rival teams who come then to hunt us down.

    Fkkk yea.

    1. muffdiver says:

      ur making no sense….your in the right place

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        Dont blame me, man, its only a tiny reflection of the things i see on this side.

        1. Hafiz Rahman says:

          just spend some money!!

          1. sevenitti says:

            I agree, lets do it the aladeen way!

  20. vince says:

    giroud has stepped up in a big way. we should cut him some slack. he’s scoring in big games, and also was before his injury. he has great work-rate and his link-up and holdup is excellent. this season he has been clinical.

    22 goals last season isn’t bad. we give him far too much stick. he is improving every season, but needs to keep on doing so and all is good.

  21. Andrew AFC says:

    If Wenger had replaced our top quality defenders, we would have won 1/2 more EPL titles. Get with the program please.

  22. stubill says:

    Do some of the half brain dead morons on here actually read the article and understand what has been said, or just read random words and make up there own article?

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