Olivier Giroud used to be renowned for his inability to score against big teams on the big stage. Fast forward to 2015 and he’s scored against almost every big team this season.
6 goals in seven starts and four substitute appearances is a decent return for the Frenchman. A broken leg in August forced him to miss three months of football but he’s built on his early season promise with some important goals and is developing as a centre forward.
After netting an emphatic long range effort in the Community Shield win over Manchester City before the season opener, Giroud managed to score against Everton, Manchester United on his return, Liverpool and City once more, with the latter two crucial in claiming valuable points against our rivals.
Factor the silverware-winning back-heel assist for Ramsey’s winner in the FA Cup Final and scored a lovely goal to seal our victory against Manchester City in Community Shield.
We’ve now scored a massive seven headed goals this season – the most of any team in England.
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Although he may not be particularly quick or prolific, Giroud is becoming more and more integral to this Arsenal side.