Arsene Wenger has backed Olivier Giroud to start scoring with frequency again now that the ‘weight’ of his 11 game goal drought is gone.
The French international scored twice against Hull on Tuesday in the Gunners 4-0 FA Cup 5th round replay – before that his last goal was on January 13th, also a double against Liverpool at Anfield.
The Arsenal manager admitted Giroud was a player who scores in bursts, but hopes he’s got his mojo back now.
“Look, it is a weight on the shoulders when the players don’t score,” he said. “So the fact that they score will of course take that weight off.
“Overall, I am pleased that [Giroud and Walcott] scored. But it is a bit cyclic always, especially for Giroud. Giroud has cycles so it was a weight off his shoulders.
“You know this season for example, he has had games where he has gone boom, boom, boom, boom, boom and after he had a little spell where he didn’t score. Now I hope he has a repetition of his former spell and starts to score again.”
If there are some positives at the moment it’s that Giroud and Walcott have got a couple, Alexis scored against Sp*rs, and Danny Welbeck has two goals since coming back from injury.
Hopefully they can drive each other to more goals. And Giroud can go boom boom boom again.
And here’s your earworm for the day. You’re welcome!