Olivier Giroud’s impressive form has Arsene Wenger purring with satisfaction.
In the space of 14 days the France international has scored a late winner against West Bromwich Albion, stunned Crystal Palace with his acrobatic scorpion kick, spearheaded an unlikely comeback at Bournemouth and scored the decisive goal against Preston North End to send Arsenal into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
“He can’t stop scoring,” Arsène Wenger told Arsenal Player after the win at Deepdale on Saturday.
Giroud now has 91 goals for Arsenal and is only four behind Theo Walcott as both men close in on their respective centuries. The Frenchman’s scoring rate at the Emirates is now a 0.44 goals per game during his four and a half years – not too shabby for a player who arrived from Montpellier in the shadow of Lukas Podolski.
Long may his handsome form continue.