Olivier Giroud had a mare when Arsenal played Monaco, but he redeemed himself a little by opening the scoring against Everton on Saturday. The young Oxlade-Chamberlain also acquitted himself well in the game, and the England international had nothing but praise for Giroud after the match.
The Ox told Arsenal.com: “Oli’s always there or thereabouts when it comes to scoring goals,”
“That’s just what we need – he can score goals not just when we’re dominating the game but he can really turn the game on its head with a goal from a set-piece or out of nothing and that’s what he did.
“In the first half we weren’t so in control of the game but Oli’s always in the right place at the right time and he’s a poacher in the box as well as a great hold-up man for us. He got another important goal for us and I think his performance was really good.
“We knew we needed to keep the form going in the league, especially after a disappointing result midweek – it was our chance to bounce back. The only way to do that was with three points and we’ve done that now so we can look back at the game and be happy.”
Usually after a disappointing defeat the Gunners go on a winning run, so we have to hope that Giroud has now found his scoring boots again and fills them with goals against QPR tomorrow night, and of course Man United next Monday. All of the teams around us also seem to have easy games in midweek, so it is vital that we keep up the pressure with a good win at Loftus Road and also that we increase our goal difference.
Oli Giroud! He scores when he should! COYG!