This man is his PR agent
Özil is a bit of a pandora's box so I don't want to go there but he was quite overrRex, you know where I stand. Not gonna start this again.
PS : Other than Giroud, the one thing I got proven right all these years, Özil wasn't that much of a scoring goal threat. Ødegaard is well on his way as a better AMC.
If I was a back up to someone like Lacazette I’d want to leave too. The guy who can’t even get a France call up benching France’s top scorer? Not having it.People say Giroud would have been a good squad player but his ego would have never settled for that.
Demanded a move after only 6 months of being a backup here, and was also unhappy with his usage at Chelsea.
We were probably too hard on Giroud, but we would have been too hard on almost any striker after having Henry and RvP. Hell, Walcott scored 100 goals for us, and the lasting image in my mind will always be him streaking in from the wing and putting a chance Henry would have buried into Row Z instead, and possibly being offside as well.
But we definitely under-appreciated Giroud. Sure he was infuriating at times. Incredibly streaky finisher. Missed sitters when we needed them. But also some divine flicks and headers to score goals that didn't look possible. (And there have been times in the last four years we've missed that aerial presence, when we couldn't break teams down and resorted to lumping balls into the box). But in the end, the man has--counting international matches--over 300 professional goals at about .4 per appearance, and more per 90 considering how often he was a substitute. Not an all-time great, but that's still one hell of a career.
I'm very high on Eddie (and all of our youth), but there's no way I'll predict anyone will score 300 professional goals. Giroud should have been more appreciated.
To me personally Giroud was a likable character, and no one can deny that he also is a good looking player. I would prefer when he retires to come and play the role, in a movie, for our national hero, Scanderbeg, because with his beard he surprisingly looks identical to his statues and pictures around the world. He is a medieval historical character.
I admired some of his skills in football, especially his headers, leaps and some very unique goals he scored for Arsenal. I also think he was making troubles to the opposition defenders with his height and strength. When he played as a substitute he would change the course of the game as well. It is good to see that he is doing well in Italy and for his national team.
I do think that people were harsh on him most of the time, but to who they are/were not?
Fs how is this relevant in any way???!
It's the rare case of someone with pretty privilege still getting abused anyway
The season everyone mentions only him and Alexis got double figures in goals, but seemingly nobody else in the squad gets to be blamed, only Giroud
He was distracted by a laser light from the stand. They need to clamp down on that.Giroud reminding us about his big game nous here with that beautiful composure to put away that headed chance. Just like in the World Cup where he tore it up with his goal scoring.