Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are still trying to work out just what to make of last season, and especially what to make of the performances of certain individuals.
One of the main talking points here in the bar is French striker Olivier Giroud who, despite being left on the sidelines for most of the season, cropped up with some important contributions last season.
The 30-year-old, who bagged a hattrick whilst on international duty last week, recently called for more game time under Arsene Wenger, even dropping a hint at a potential departure.
However, after his treble in the first game at national level, the Gunners forward continued his fine form despite Les Bleus losing 2-1 to Sweden.
With the scores level in the first half, the ball fell to the Arsenal man who, having scored one of the goals of the season in the Premier League last season, fired home an outstanding effort.
Take a look at the stunning opener below…
You can’t hate oliver giroud.
What a goal!!!pic.twitter.com/IMz71YWGJD
— Football (@FootyConcepts) June 10, 2017
Despite the confusion over his future at Arsenal, it seems that fans here in the Tavern as well as on social media are backing their man to continue in north London…
He doesn’t score when he starts. He always scores coming from the bench though. That’s why we get frustrated. He IS and better for France.
— Brandon (@AFCBrandxn) June 9, 2017
What is Wenger doing to our players? They become beast when they are not with us, u need to see that goal!! Giroud has 3 in 2 games now
— benPERSIE (@benPERSIE3) June 10, 2017
Most underrated striker ever. Maybe because he hasn’t got inflated ego or showy style of play and lastly he doesn’t have a big mouth #HFB
— sanketkambli (@sanketkambli) June 9, 2017
not surprised.that’s what awesome players do @_OlivierGiroud
— Richard Leo (@HeelReezy) June 9, 2017
“He is like a new signing”
— Des’ (@Des_Sagwe) June 9, 2017
Haters gonna hate! Go on Oli, keep proving them wrong
— M D ˡᶤᶬᶤᵗᵉᵈ ᵉᵈᶤᵗᶤᵒᶰ (@daramolamo) June 9, 2017
Why can’t Arsenal use him like this lol
— Temi (@TheJOBS2) June 9, 2017