Olivier Giroud scored his 50th Arsenal career goal on Saturday and many Arsenal fans were quick to praise the French forward.
Giroud’s goal helped Arsenal overcome Crystal Palace in a 2-1 win, and it was his 8th goal in his last 11 games. He is Arsenal’s second top scorer after Alexis Sanchez, and considering he broke his foot this season, that is pretty impressive.
Now, many Arsenal fans are suggesting that selling Robin van Persie and signing Olivier Giroud might have been a wise move from Arsene Wenger. Although the first season after the switch, it looked like madness, van Persie has since become extremely ineffective for Manchester United, whilst Giroud has started to show his top form and improve with every game at the Emirates.
Here’s what Twitter is saying about Giroud at the moment:
Giroud is better for arsenal than RVP ever was
— Diabae Abou Özli (@ArseNobb) February 21, 2015
Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck & Giroud are showing their quality in our counter attacks. Oozing class. — Isaac Gallows (@23__Football) February 21, 2015
Im not gonna lie. Giroud has been better than Falcao and Van Persie this season. And this is the same Giroud that constantly frustrates
— Tosin Williams (@TosinWilliams36) February 21, 2015
Giroud even looks so much better than that RvP — Gaurav (@HenrysFlick) February 21, 2015
The fact that Giroud is miles better than RvP and Falcao this season is pissing me off
— Noman (@nomanuzaj) February 21, 2015
I love Giroud so much! So glad he’s proving his doubters wrong. Quality player and anyone that says different is deluded
— Jamie Wanstall (@JamieWanstall09) February 21, 2015
Put the league win in 2012/13 aside, as a striker, how much better has RVP been than Giroud? — GIROUD (@ih_afc) February 21, 2015