Often widely criticised and deemed not good enough for Arsenal, Olivier Giroud has left many eating their words this season after scintillating displays for the Gunners.
Now boasting six Premier League goals and being the stand-out player from yesterday’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth, where the French striker scored a late equaliser and secured assists for Arsenal’s two other efforts, Giroud has established himself as one of the division’s in-form players.
Remarkably, Giroud’s record in front of goal recently has been near-perfect and he boasts a conversion ratio that many of the world’s finest players would find difficult to match.
Olivier Giroud has scored 12 goals from his last 17 shots on target in all competitions.
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) January 3, 2017
Netting 12 goals from his last 17 efforts on target, Olivier Giroud’s clinical nature in front of goal has proved to be decisive for the Gunners this season and his current vein of form means Arsenal surely cannot drop the 30-year-old.
His inclusion in the side gives Arsenal’s attack a new dimension and that can be vital in the coming weeks, as the Gunners look to get their campaign back on track.