Olivier Giroud has admitted he thought Theo Walcott’s 95th minute equaliser against Reading had earned Arsenal a COC replay at the Emirates and insists that nobody had told him the game would go to extra-time.
The French international, along with compatriot Francis Coquelin, was caught by Sky’s cameras throwing his match shirt into the crowd seemingly unaware that the game was about to kick-off again until reserve keeper James Shea passed on the news.
After a brief panic, during which several Gooners are understood to have taken a deep and longing whiff of the Handsome French Bloke’s sweaty man musk, Giroud was reunited with his number 12 shirt and played on, eventually helping Arsene Wenger’s side to an amazing 7-5 win.
Asked about the incident after the game, Giroud gave one of those incredibly cool Gallic shrugs before casually remarking:
“I thought that in cup games when you drew, there was a replay. Someone told me that!
“Luckily, I was able to get the shirt back OK – the fan gave it back to me quickly so I could start the game again.
“But after the game, I threw the shirt back into the crowd again after that.”
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