Olivier Giroud has stressed his determination to help France qualify for the World Cup by saying he and his teammates are ready to die on the pitch tomorrow night.
France have to overcome a 2-0 deficit as they face Ukraine at the Stade de France, and the HFB is willing to go the distance to ensure qualification for the 2014 tournament.
“We are ready to die on the pitch,” he said. “I have a lot of determination and I think it will help us get into them.”
From an Arsenal point of view, with Sagna, Giroud and Koscielny all potential squad members, it’d probably be a good thing if the French made it to Brazil. Having that World Cup carrot at the end of this season’s stick would certainly add something to performances.
However, Arseblog News is concerned that being dead might not be optimal for our chances of winning things at the end of the campaign.
The last time a side won the league with a dead striker was 1889 when Preston North End romped to the title, aided by the ghost of Little Dougie Cartwright, who tragically died from consumption during an October training session.
Sadly that seems to have been the exception rather than the rule, so hopefully a fully living Giroud can do the business for France tomorrow, and Arsenal for the rest of the season.