Olivier Giroud, remember him? Of course you do…
Well there’s good news. He and his lovely abs, and his lovely hair, and his Gallic nose, and his propensity to wave his finger in the air like it’s on fire when he gets a little kick…well they’re all back in first team training.
After 82 days on the sidelines with a broken foot the French international was spotted at London Colney dribbling past those static outdoor mannequin things, playing ‘porc dans le milieu’ with Mathieu Flamini and Arsene Wenger, pouting and running his fingers through his locks.
It remains to be seen whether the 28-year-old is in contention for Arsenal’s next game against Manchester United on 22 November, but he should at least be up to speed by December when the games come thicker than Daniel O’Reilly and faster than an Abou Diaby injury recurrence.
Bonjour Olivier, we’ve been expecting.