Giroud responds to boos with art

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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.

Le garçon mécontents'
Olivier Giroud’s ‘Le garçon mécontent’

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.

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The Only Olivier is Giroud
The Only Olivier is Giroud

Read the headline and thought “What the hell?”. The minute I opened the article I saw the image and had one of those Homer Simpson “D’oh!” moments. Love Arseblog!

pi
pi

“I would certainly allow him to fingerpaint me.”

hahahahahahaha

Eduardo Stark
Eduardo Stark

Actually I expected him to wear the haute couture stuff with full wings attached, walking it on the catwalk, and deliver his haiku graciously: “It’s not my fault I’m gorgeous”
Now that’s Giroud style of art…. kind of.
But in the end, I thought le garçon painting is fine.

Runkebal
Runkebal

Everything is Wenger’s fault!

Ole
Ole

That not true. He is innocent. Never did anything wrong. Actually he is perfect! Viva Arsen Wenger!

Vino
Vino

(MS Paint on canvas, 6×18″)

My name is Jeff
My name is Jeff

Why was Dog the Bounty Hunter in Bordeaux?

Zeus
Zeus

“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” said a dissident Joan of Arc…

honestabe
honestabe

Home fans, let’s get behind the lad. He’s going to have the sole responsibility of leading the line for us for the next few months.

Here’s to him bashing some Orcs and bulging the ole onion bag this weekend.

Runkebal
Runkebal

Giroud the Orc Slayer!

Mpls
Mpls

A near-post flick past the keeper off a cutback from Theo sure would be a nice way to rekindle that partnership!

Arsepedant
Arsepedant

Or better yet, a couple of thunderous drives off each of Arnautovic’s testicles that result in the world’s first live orchidectomy via football.

David C
David C

Do you mean Stoke the team with more CL winners than Arsenal? 🙂 They don’t play like Orcs any more; we have to be careful of this opponent.

I really hope we start with Sanchez – Giroud – Walcott up front. Bring on the Ox when one of the wingers starts to get tired or when Walcott gets his 10th touch of the game (usually by the 70 min mark).

Mpls
Mpls

Adam, Shawcross, Arnautovic.
All have injured Arsenal players via orcish cuntery. They’ve added a few actual players, but in my book they’re orcs ’til they’re not!

Thankfully Adam and Afellay will have to settle for stomping and slapping each other in the stands.

Runkebal
Runkebal

Last I saw them one of their orcs quite orcishly tackled Debouchy mid air and off the pitch thus orcing up our newly procured French defender good and orcishly proper. Orcish enough for me.

Yes, we must beware of them.

E
E

Wenger needs to give game time to Walcott and keeps him in the form he had before the summer or even better.

WizardofOzil
WizardofOzil

The depth of this man’s soul and the captivating grace of his paintbrush strokes transcend life itself.

maddolove
maddolove

Dear Sir Lancealot Clearmountain

I love that you have a (Doctorate in Artology – based on the principles and analysis of footballers mental ability to absorb “boos and vile criticism” through works of art) submitted by the receiver of such boos and vile words momentarily brayed by fickle fans and supporters of Les Peacock to a handsome hero who probably at next summer’s 2016 tournament , they’ll kiss his arse when he scores the wining Championship goal)

You have done your corporate affiliation proud today and I in particular bow to your expertise

Dear Giroud

Laugh at them
Just laugh at them

Charles
Charles

Olivierre is now a fucking artist. Thanks Wenger.

Runkebal
Runkebal

He’s a warrior poet. Just like Braveheart and Ice Cube

Mpls
Mpls

And Ghost Dog.

FullMetalGooner
FullMetalGooner

Giroud’s expressive artwork is right up there with the work of a certain Brazilian/Portugese maestro, whose paintings are collectively known as Art Deco.

Nicolae

Tbh when Griezman helped him with a beautiful pass and both of them just valsed through the defensive line in sync (look for Griezman vine on twitter) he was unlucky to miss the goal with couple of inches. You can’t train luck can you!? *rings juju guy from Wales team*

GoonerN16

I love the excellent haiku, class… HFB you simply ooze class…. your goals will come, nous vous aimez….

Eddee
Eddee

i think I’m the only one read the painting as “djibril Cisse”. I need to get my eyes checked.

Arsene
Arsene

Really want to win the title with giroud upfront to prove all his doubters and shitty pundits wrong.Yes,he may not be “worldclass” but he is good enough to produce and help this club to reach glory.Giroud is a confidence player,so he needs our support not booing.Here hoping for a goalscoring run he got into after monaco howler.

Arsetronomy
Arsetronomy

Sigh

santori
santori

Dunno what “world Class” means.

Giroud is Top ten in the world as far as CF are concerned.

He needs to take his chances better to prove his doubters wrong.

Considering what we paid for him as oppose to what Liverpool paid for Benteke, he certainly is great value. Do not recall the critics laying into Benteke when he drew a nought against a make shift (and porous) defensive pairing for us in Calum and Gabriel. Had it been Giroud, they would say he could not take his opportunties.

Much of this malcontent is media generated.

There is much moaning abot us failing to sign a “World Class” striker when truth is there are NO strikers that are better that Giroud available in the market.

RM and PSG will not sell their prize assets up front if they cannot get better to replace. Not for any amount.

RM in particular will not sell on if they cannot add a marquee (Spanish) signing in De Gea to justify to their fans that some players are truly surplus.

The example of United digging in and risking a loss of money on a Bosman on De Gea (against Madrid who have far deeper pockets than us) serves to illustrate that much of the pundits in the media are out of touch with reality and have NO experience in how the transfer market works. If the club does not want to sell, they don’t have to.

Similarly Cronaldo was purportedly (by same media) a target of PSG for 110m euros, bid rejected (for as mentioned obvious reasons)

Again that’s a club with deep pockets but you don’t see the media moaning about their failure to land their target.

United have but one “world Class” striker on their roster in Rooney. Why is everyone moaning about Arsenal having a striker crisis? They spent over 80m +++ BTW. If that’s ambition it has not exactly translated into a superior position in the league.

The narrative has now shifted to us not signing an outfield player.

This guises the fact that we just shored up our defensive issues which cost us first half of last season where we were (admitedly self inflicted) crippled by our lack of Cback cover as most goals came in from crosses, not through the mythical ‘soft centre’.

We were not exactly shy of goals with 106 from 21 different players.

The addition of Cech (from direct rival at 11m) adds a safe guard should one of our main Cback pairing get knocked. As in the case against Liverpool, we can see the benefits of the signing (in that situation, we were deprived of both main Cbacks). Yet Liverpool despite massive expenditure and adding strikers could not score either.

The media are full of amateur pundits/has beens who have no experience grounded in the reality of running a foot ball club nor buying players.

Unfortunately, their utterings are all too easily heeded by the gullible and translated into unecessary fuss in the stands.

That said, Giroud will help himself if he can start to put them away again.

Goonerestgooner
Goonerestgooner

Me thinks you like the (internet equivalent of the) sound of your own voice a tad too much dear boy.

Trez
Trez

I see you’ve gone from top 6 to 8 and now 10. Next you’ll go down to 15.
You claim there was no one available better than he is, now you bring up Ayew of all people…not Dzeko, not Jackson Martinez, heck not even jovetic but ayew??

Clockend_mum
Clockend_mum

Next week: Theo responds to his critics by the medium of interpretative dance.

highberry
highberry

I’d be in a blissful state if Alexis danced his name on an orc’s face this Saturday. He’d probably get an arts council grant. Performance Art

Calvin Goonhard
Calvin Goonhard

Giroud starts ahead of Benzema. What does that tell you? COYG! ?

Trez
Trez

in a friendly match?? Funny how he never did so in the euros and last world cup.

AntiSpud
AntiSpud

On the topic of orcs. Remember Newcastle tried to play orcish football last time and they had a proper bashing from the ref. So stoke should be alright or the ref will come for them.