Several players were deemed culpable for the collapse which saw Watford leave the Emirates stadium with a 2-1 victory, but no one has received more of the blame than the Gunners’ main striker.

Olivier Giroud managed to score a goal for the first time in two months on Tuesday, netting a brace in the 4-0 victory over Hull City.

However, the Frenchman – who had a strike ruled out for offside – was kept off the score-sheet by the Hornets on Sunday as Arsenal bowed out of the FA Cup after a long unbeaten run in the competition.

According several frustrated Gooners, Giroud’s shortage of goals in the second half of this season means he should no longer be kept in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven.

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