Olivier Giroud has joked that his scorpion kick goal is obviously better than that scored by Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan because his effort wasn’t offside and came with a lovely ‘off the bar’ garnish.
Despite being pleased with the palpable quality of his goal of the season contender, the Frenchman revealed that his teammates had been quick to keep his ego in check by declaring that they preferred last week’s strike by the Armenian.
“Yes [mine is better], he’s offside and he didn’t clip the bar,” he told L’Equipe* [paywalled] while laughing.
“In the dressing room, the guys were shouting and said the one of Mkhitaryan was more beautiful, but no, mine is the most beautiful.”
Speaking to Arsenal.com, Giroud went on to admit that the goal was definitely the best of his career to date.
“It’s not difficult to say that is the best one, because I think I needed good help to score this goal.
“Thanks God, I was a bit lucky but it was the only thing I could do. The ball was behind me and I tried the back heel and obviously, after that, it was all about luck.”
*translation by Sport Witness.