Onto a bit of fun this morning regarding our 6′ 4″ French centre-forward.
In May 2008, at an age of 21, Oliver Giroud signed up for French Ligue 2 side Tours.
In his first season, he made 23 league appearances and, scoring 9 goals. In his second season, he made 38 appearances and scored 21 goals.
Two summers after signing for Tours, he stepped up a league and signed for Montpellier. During his first season he made 37 league appearances, managing just 12 goals but his second season was much better. In 36 league appearances, he scored 21 goals. Not bad, one less appearance yet just under double the amount of goals.
Again, two summers later, he made the move to Arsenal. In his first season, he made 34 league appearances and netted 11 goals.
Here’s a player who definitely hits good form after he’s had one season at any club and 21 seems to be his favoured goal tally.
Who’d bet against him getting 21 again this season?
Seriously, Giroud has improved immensely since last season surely he’ll only continue to get better. I hope he gets 21 goals, in fact I hope he gets more and grabs the golden boot award. It’s about time an Arsenal player won it again and there’s no-one more deserving in my opinion.
I absolutely dread him picking up an injury as I just can’t see Nicklas Bendtner being anywhere near as effective as our big Frenchman.
Many in the media/newspapers are gushing over the Suarez and Sturridge partnership, but for me, the more deadly duo forming is that of Ozil and Giroud. Giroud seems to know where his counterpart is going to put the ball and Ozil seems to know where the big Frenchman is heading off to in order to receive the ball.
It’s gelling nicely I’d say….
Finally, a word for the fans on Tuesday night who were awesome and I don’t know if anyone has seen the reaction from the players on Twitter but many were complimenting the fans and said what a fantastic atmosphere it was.
So don’t let it stop there if you were one of those fans, keep it loud and stay proud of all that is going on in front of your eyes right now….
That’s it for another day, have a good one….