Olivier Giroud suffered a difficult time for France last night in their friendly against Serbia.
The striker missed a couple of presentable chances, drawing some jeers from the home crowd – which is quite unusual as the French fans are not known for their impatience.
As Arsenal’s only goalscorer this season, the Frenchman could do with his confidence being boosted rather than blasted, but those who think he’ll be affected may have to reconsider.
The former Montpellier man has responded to the ire of the crowd by releasing a haiku and a painting entitled ‘Le garçon mécontent’, depicting a sad boy, perhaps somebody he viewed in the crowd last night in Bordeaux.
The Haiku reads:
You cannot crush me
It’s not my fault I’m gorgeous
Benzema sucked too
We’re unsure at this point why he chose English for his poetry, but it’s probably because he has grown tired of the harsh, guttural sounding French language.
His painting, however, is pure French expressionism. There are elements of Degas, Cézanne, and, dare we say, it Toulouse-Lautrec? We dare, we dare a lot.
The choice of colours and light amplify the sadness of the boy, his pre-pubescent fluff cascading down his ruddy cheeks, like a dissident Joan of Arc.
Renowned art critic, Sir Lancealot Clearmountain, told Arseblog News, “I’m not ashamed to admit I felt a stirring in my loins as I viewed this majestic piece of artwork. When he finishes with football, I’m sure a career behind the easel awaits.
“I would certainly allow him to fingerpaint me.”
Let’s hope his football is as inspirational on Saturday against Stoke.