Arsene Wenger said yesterday that Olivier Giroud’s illness was 90% likely to keep him out of the FA Cup game against Sp*rs today.
This morning, the HFB has confirmed his absence via Twitter, saying “Still a bit sick… Then I’ll watch the north london derby at home. All the best to you guys!” (we have removed many smilies).
He then posted an Instagram selfie, we assume taken from his sick bed, in which his hair is perfect. PERFECT. For those of us who wake up looking like Doc Brown, it all seems a bit unfair.
Lukas Podolski is set to lead the line this evening and, due to the injuries to Giroud and Bendtner, there may even be a place on the bench for South Korean Ju Young Park and possibly youngster Benik Afobe.