Olivier Giroud should score more for Arsenal

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There is more to this Arsenal star than goals

Date: 16th March 2014 at 10:32am
Written by Cal Byrne

Goals are the only absolute things in football. Goals win games. Trends come and go in football. There have been periods when teams favor a direct approach, such as during the 1990’s in the Premier League. And others in which the merits of possession become relatively more important, such as the recent Barcelona-lead tiki-taka revolution. And yet the importance of goals never changes. Traditionally, strikers have been the players most responsible for getting goals. Next to the goalkeeper, the position of centre-forward is arguably the one that comes with the most pressure. Mistakes by strikers means goals aren’t scored. And when goals aren’t scored, teams lose. Today, we expect a lot more than goals from our strikers. As the game has decreased in physicality, positions are becoming less functional and players are expected to contribute more ... Read More

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