Just the sheer mention of Olivier Giroud right now draws irate utterances of anger from the Arsenal supporters who have been moping inside the Football Transfer Tavern since last night’s terrible 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener.
One nil down when Giroud foolishly decided to swing out at a Zagreb player for a second yellow after a harsh first, it was a brainless act from the French international who then put Arsene Wenger’s men in a seemingly impossible situation with the Croatian side mastering a counter attacking style.
With Theo Walcott providing hope late on, it eventually wasn’t to be for the Gunners and this is starting to become an unwanted theme for Arsenal who in the recent past have thrown away games to the likes of Bayern Munich and Monaco while nearly pegging those sides back but not quite doing so come the final reckoning and full-time whistle.
Giroud has struck two goals this season, against both Crystal Palace and Stoke City, but his red card last night comes on the back of the player himself being booed whilst away on French international duty.
It seemed as if the player was frustratingly lashing out last night given these unwanted criticisms on his part but our Arsenal contingent have no sympathy with him given the fact he left his team-mates in a terrible situation and even before his red card, the Gunners weren’t playing effectively anyway.
With the Giroud haters out in full force on social media and around the bar today, we’re keeping an ear close to their conversations while jotting down the five reasons why he won’t ever be considered a good enough striker to win the major honours by Arsenal’s very high standards.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 things that need to change at Arsenal as soon as possible.