Aaron Ramsey has praised Olivier Giroud for both his hat-trick against Olympiacos and his goals this season which have come at a more consistent rate than in any other.
The Frenchman bagged his 10th goal in 12 games, bringing his season total to 13 in all competitions.
Even if you think Arsenal could upgrade, some recognition for what he has brought to the team is more than merited, and the Welsh international was happy to give props to his teammate.
“He’s been in really good form this year and to get a hat-trick in the circumstances just shows how important he is for us,” he told Arsenal Player.
“We’re delighted with his contribution and hopefully he can keep up this goalscoring form that he’s in.
“He links up the play really well, he’s a good target man who can flick balls on, bring balls down and bring other players into play.
“He can score goals as well so he has a bit of everything.”
Arsenal’s top scorers in 2015: Ozil 8, Walcott 11, Alexis 19, Giroud 26
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Giroud goals per game at Arsenal: 2012/13 – 0.36. 2013/14 – 0.43. 2014/15 – 0.53. 2015/16 – 0.57. — danlevy1 (@danlevy1) December 9, 2015