It’s very quiet on the Arsenal front at the moment, so forgive us for the fluffiness of this piece. Anyway…
Olivier Giroud has credited a modern dance class taken during his school years for the acrobatic ‘scorpion’ kick strike against Crystal Palace that earned him FIFA’s Puskas award for the best goal of 2017.
The France international had originally claimed the finish was more luck than judgement but having had time to reflect on the movement, he’s decided to go public with a new theory, one that could see him ribbed back at London Colney.
“I’m going to have the mickey taken out of me,” the France international told RMC Sport.
“It was very bizarre, it wasn’t the situation in which I was most at ease. It was part of the curriculum to become a PE teacher.
“But our teacher considered that kind of dancing a form of art, and the move I did could have been part of a choreography of my dance teacher at the time.”
So there we go…