Arsenal fans were treated to a terrific performance from striker Olivier Giroud yesterday, as the Frenchman scored both goals in a 2-0 FA Cup victory against Middlesbrough at the Emirates.
Giroud’s first goal was a brilliant team effort, which resulted in every player on the field touching the ball before the Frenchman fired home the opener. His second, however, was sheer magic as he executed a magnificent volley from a corner to double the lead.
That left Giroud with seven goals and four assists in 11 FA Cup matches and put the Gunners into the quarter-finals, which means they are now just one game away from returning to the stadium where they ended their nine-year trophy drought in May.
Olivier Giroud has scored 10 goals in 15 appearances this season. Robin Van Persie has scored 10 goals in 23 appearances this season.
— Felix Ramos (@BlancoGunnerGH) February 16, 2015
Always defended Olivier Giroud! Quality player!
— George Shrubb (@GeorgeShrubb) February 16, 2015
Every Arsenal player touched the ball for Olivier Giroud’s opener against Middlesborough yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Y5P3bfoPv2
— Uber Football Fact (@UberFootFact) February 16, 2015
Wouldn’t surprise me if Giroud becomes a Dentist after he retires, the guy has so much experience with braces.
— Sam Oliver (@Smoliverrr) February 15, 2015
Olivier Giroud is one of the most underrated strikers in the world!!
— JG (@Artekkers) February 15, 2015
Olivier Giroud: Has now directly contributed to 11 goals in his 11 FA Cup appearances (7 goals, 4 assists) #afc
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 15, 2015
— Anthony De Luca (@a_deluca11) February 16, 2015
Giroud hasn’t got better, players around him have. Giroud was/is a, rock solid, level below a worldy & that’s what he’ll be when he dies.
— Just call me Paul (@QuienPagaElige) February 16, 2015
Giroud gets better and better each season hard not to love him
— Tonz (@AmtaSound) February 16, 2015
Giroud & Welbeck goals this season = 17 Falcao & Van Persie goals this season = 14 Speaks for itself really
— Arsenal Focus (@Arsenal_Focus) February 16, 2015