Wenger on Giroud as he becomes an Arsenal centurion


Olivier Giroud’s 48th minute penalty against BATE Borisov brought the French international his 100th goal for the club since joining from Montpellier in 2012.

He’s been waiting a little while for it, but finally reached the landmark figure, leading to praise from Arsene Wenger after the game.

Asked what he had said to the 30 year old, the manager said, “I just congratulated him for his remarkable achievement of 100 goals. He is in good company when you look. It is a remarkable achievement.

“When you play football, the most difficult thing is to score goals and he has scored 100 for us.

“I just congratulated him for that remarkable achievement.”

Watch all of Giroud’s 100 goals in 140 seconds.

Giroud’s 100 have come in the following way [via @orbinho]:

Outside the box – 4
Inside the box – 96
Penalties – 6
Left footed – 59
Right footed – 10
Headers – 31

That’s a really fantastic proportion of headed goals too, and those remain among my favourites, particularly the one against Man United at Old Trafford last season.

What’s your favourite Giroud goal? Let us know in the comments.

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