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Is it wrong to still love Giroud

  • Yes he’s no longer a gooner

  • No he will always be a top man


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Riou

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Did you see the bit where Wilshere regrets leaving cause he realised he could easily get into that midfield?

He started 2017/2018 looking miles away from the team, but slowly became a key player and a starter before the season was out.

If he could have remained fit and motivated, he probably would have won Emery around too...he probably only had half the ability of his peak by this point, guess that shows how poor our midfield has been for a good few years now.
 

Macho

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He started 2017/2018 looking miles away from the team, but slowly became a key player and a starter before the season was out.

If he could have remained fit and motivated, he probably would have won Emery around too...he probably only had half the ability of his peak by this point, guess that shows how poor our midfield has been for a good few years now.
Thought it was really interesting how Wenger straight up said there will be no contract for you, then Emery comes along and says there's a contract on the table for you, but you won't start.

Easy to see how Elneny's happen or a Martinez can slip through the cracks.
 

Macho

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Listened to the interview and the Athletic writers discussing it. Why can’t Arsenal at least offer him a training spot. He is still Arsenal through and through I believe and we should care for our own!
He still talks to Wenger now and then, he would have. Wasn't he team mates with Arteta? would be nothing to give him a bib but the club is weird.
 

mirrorstare

Well-Known Member
He's not asking for a bib, he's asking for a PL salary.

Think he realized he missed a golden chance to con Arteta to a 2025 contract and now has to face the reality where even Bournemouth say no thanks. He talks about considering his options and not wanting to stay without a club as if the season hasn't started already.
 

James Bond

Moderation Consultant
Sad read, but thanks for posting it. Hope Jack finds a club soon.

Arsenal’s old medical team really needs to be tried in high court. Jack, Ramsey, Rosicky, Diaby, RVP combined missed years and years due to the same injuries coming up over and over.
 

Riou

Average Community Shield Enjoyer
It was technically Auba that booted him from the club...Giroud would have been happy to stay 2nd choice here, but not 3rd.
 

Rasmi

Established Member
Giroud was cancer to our football. Ex players really are like dead people. After a while you only remember the positives
 

BigPoppaPump

Points Out The Obvious
You guys can revise history but I will never forget the pain of Giroud.

Lacazette has never been number 1 so it was never as bad. Giroud is the worst main Arsenal striker I can remember in my entire lifetime.
Lacazette cost us 50m but was never first choice? 🤔

I didn’t rate Giroud either but trophies speak louder than words, can’t begrudge that mans career. He even won Ligue 1 with Montpeiller where Laca couldn’t do it with Lyon and Lyon are the much bigger club.
 

Macho

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Lacazette cost us 50m but was never first choice? 🤔

I didn’t rate Giroud either but trophies speak louder than words, can’t begrudge that mans career. He even won Ligue 1 with Montpeiller where Laca couldn’t do it with Lyon and Lyon are the much bigger club.
Well as far as Arsenal is concerned Lacazette has produced similar numbers to Giroud despite being benched, rotated and sharing the burden with Auba for much of his time here.

We’ve never had a main striker as poor as Giroud in all my years of living. A lot of revisionist stuff around here.
 

Barry

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It's hard to compare strikers from different teams directly but personally I prefer Laca at Arsenal to Giroud. That said you can't knock Giroud's record and he's delivered wherever he has gone.
 

BigPoppaPump

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Well as far as Arsenal is concerned Lacazette has produced similar numbers to Giroud despite being benched, rotated and sharing the burden with Auba for much of his time here.

We’ve never had a main striker as poor as Giroud in all my years of living. A lot of revisionist stuff around here.
Auba played on the left majority of his time here, Laca is in and out of the squad mainly because he always loses form every season and plays terribly for long stretches. He’s supposed to be a starter but can’t carry the burden because of a lack of fitness.
 

Riou

Average Community Shield Enjoyer
Laca is in and out of the squad mainly because he always loses form every season and plays terribly for long stretches

This also applies to Giroud really... except we had seasons were we just couldn't drop him, as we had no genuine alternative, so we had to suffer through his crap-ness.

Nether are good enough to he starters, for what we expect Arsenal to be...good squad players to have though.
 

Rex Banter

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Well as far as Arsenal is concerned Lacazette has produced similar numbers to Giroud despite being benched, rotated and sharing the burden with Auba for much of his time here.

We’ve never had a main striker as poor as Giroud in all my years of living. A lot of revisionist stuff around here.

Giroud had basically the exact PL strike rate as Drogba. Immense player.
 
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