Proof the international break will invigorate Giroud and Arsenal?

The Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud may have scored two good goals in the FA cup replay against Hull City recently to end his longest ever Arsenal goal drought, but not much else has gone right for the big man, including having what looked a perfectly good goal disallowed against Everton.

Even though Arsenal do have options up front it would be a massive boost for us and our title challenge if the French forward could rediscover the fine form he was in up until this recent drought. And there are very good reasons for us to hope that Giroud will be coming back to Arsenal like a new man.

One is this video posted on social media of Giroud finishing superbly in training for the France national team this week, with a brilliant volley and a divine header among them. Okay it was only in training but there is also a great chance that the Arsenal star will be starting for France against Holland on Friday and getting a chance to show that finishing in a game.

With the Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema left out of this France squad for off the field reasons, Giroud is the most likely to lead the line as their other forwards like Man United’s Martial and Antoine Griezmann usually play as wide forwards.

This will be great for Giroud’s confidence and that in turn should help him to perform and come back to Arsenal ready to give us a major boost for the Premier League run in. What do you think Gooners?

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  1. Invigorate Giroud?………. Hahaha……. I dn’t wanna get started on the caste of strikers in the french National Team

    Where is Juventus and the money already?

    1. Whatever offer Juventus make Arsenal must just accept it,we’ll be lucky to get 5mil for the useless Giroud who’s now 30 years old!

  2. Question and this is by no means a complaint. What are the prerequisites for participating in the International Champions Cup? The list of clubs have been out for a few days now and I was wondering how we never get invited to play in that tournament. Is it because of our pre-season schedule like with the Emirates Cup? I mean there are some top European teams in it that we could gauge ourself off of prior to the season starting especially for the Champions League. The real question is though, how did Leciester get selected for this? A team that just got promoted to the BPL regardless of their current standings and fairytale run. Are they now an Elite team?

    1. It is invitational based on schedule, availibility etc. I’m sure Arsenal was asked but have already made plans for the summer.

    2. Not sure about the Spuds but truth being told I am sick of all these golden friendlies where you must travel half the world to play a second string squad. Sure, if you are a Spud your best chance to play against Messi is a friendly like this.
      Leicester have a good chance to win it this year si probably the form and results counts as well. I have no clue.
      Happy days to be a Leicester fan. We, the fans of other clubs salute you. Well done. At least so far.


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  4. If you take goals scored in PL excluding penalties against minutes played, then the stats for kane, giroud, vardy and ighalo are very similar. They all play between 170 and 180 minutes to score a goal.

    Lukaku is better at 142 and aguero best on 118.

    Giroud seems fairly injury free. I think the problem with giroud is that he replaced RVP who was world class but injury prone, except for last season with us and first with manu.

  5. The author of this article should have at least allowed Giroud to score a goal after the international break before writing this Article. Its just like seeing a young kid who’s very skillful and you nickname him “The next Messi,Ronaldo” etc,at least allow the boy to play a professional football to a certain level before destroying him with tags and proofs.

    1. Giroud has played 387 professional games in ten years. How are you comparing him to an unproven “next Messi” ????

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