Arsene Wenger says that Olivier Giroud is both a top-quality striker and a top-quality man as the French international continues to lap up the plaudits for that sensational goal yesterday.
It’s been a difficult season for him in some regards, losing his place, getting injured, and not starting anywhere near as many games as he has in seasons gone by.
But the Arsenal manager says it’s to his credit that he’s reminded people of what he can do.
“It shows you how quickly things can change because two months ago everyone said, ‘Giroud doesn’t play’, then today he is a hero,” said Wenger.
“When it didn’t go well for him, he worked and that is something that I rate. Our job is to be ready for a chance, and he worked hard when he didn’t play and now he gets rewarded, and that is right.”
“He is a top striker, who is a top-quality man as well, so I am very pleased that he can compete for us.”
It was Giroud’s 7th goal of the season from just 4 starts, and undoubtedly one of the best he’s ever scored. For more on the goal, and why people should enjoy it for what it is, check out today’s fresh-off-the-presses Arsecast Extra.