Olivier Giroud was disappointed to be taken off before he had a chance to claim his first hat-trick for Arsenal after scoring yet another brace against Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Giroud has bagged two goals in a game on a number occasions, which beggars belief that he has never claimed a hat-trick for us.
Sunday was a perfect game for just that with the team purring and Boro wilting, but Arsene Wenger decided to bring on Chuba Akpom in the last 10 minutes.
“I have been waiting for a hat-trick for over two years now and but the boss decided to take me off,” Giroud told BT Sport.
“I’m pleased we won and I had two fantastic assists from Alexis and Gibbs. We kept another clean sheet and we carry on in our good run and we want to keep that going.”
Wenger later admitted that he understood the frustrations, but Akpom deserved his chance as a wonderful talent that will be looking to displace Giroud in the near future.
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If we continue to perform the way we did at the weekend with the combination between Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil all in full flow, the opportunities for our in-form striker to gain his first hat-trick for the club will certainly be imminent.