Arsene Wenger says that Olivier Giroud told him the team would score, before the French international popped up with a wonder strike to secure a 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.
The Gunners had struggled to fashion too many chances during the game, and it was a dull affair overall. However, the interplay between Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott was enough to break the 10 men down, and afterwards the Arsenal manager revealed that the 31 year old had predicted the goal.
“At some stage he [Giroud] came to the touchline and told me we will score,” he said. “That’s Giroud, he keeps belief when it’s tough.
“That’s why he scores at moments you do not expect him to score.
And what a goal it was too. Watch it here with some fun commentary laughter too.
It brings his goal tally to 101 for the club, and ensured Arsenal’s 100% record in the Europa League remained intact after wins over Cologne and BATE Borisov.