‘He doesn’t deserve what he gets’ – Twitter gives surprise reaction to Gunner’s show against Leicester
Olivier Giroud may have gone five Premier League games without scoring a goal but most fans appear to be enjoying what they are seeing.
The Frenchman has played an integral role in the Gunners’ pursuit of a first league title since 2004 which sees them sitting just two points adrift of top spot with 12 games left to play.
However, Giroud is currently enduring a barren spell in front of goal after last scoring in the 3-3 draw away at Liverpool. That form appeared to have an effect on his team as they went on a run of at least three games without scoring or winning before the 2-0 win over Bournemouth.
But after his performance in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Leicester which saw him set up Theo Walcott’s equalizer with another headed assist, the fans are no longer complaining about Giroud’s goal drought.
Giroud takes a lot of stick, sometimes justified because he's wasteful, but his cushioned header for Walcott's goal was top, top class.
— Jerome Pugmire (@jeromepugmire) February 15, 2016
Giroud gave a lesson on how a good strong CF can be when he isn't banging in goals.
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) February 14, 2016
If we paid £40m for Giroud that header down would be classed world class. What an assist
— ali (@AleeArsenal) February 14, 2016
Giroud has more assists than Ozil in 2016!!!!
— Fazal™ (@MesutsVision) February 15, 2016
And Giroud doesn't get enough credit. Battled today. Got an assist and somehow denied a goal but his movement was excellent too.
— JB™ (@gunnerpunner) February 14, 2016
Barca's CBs are feeble, Theo definitely would be better suited to get in behind but I can see Giroud bullying Pique and Mascherano.
— Mike (@AnyoneButWenger) February 14, 2016