The man behind Arsenal’s excellent first half?

Given Arsenal’s record against the very biggest sides in recent times, few would have predicted that the Gunners would be leading, and subduing, champions Manchester City at half-time. However, that’s the case, with Arsene Wenger’s Gunners having produced a pretty complete away performance to go in 1-0 up via a Santi Cazorla penalty.

Olivier Giroud himself has been pretty quiet, but he could well have been the most important man? Huh? Yep, the stats show that Arsenal are well and truly a better side with the big Les Bleus ace up top. With Giroud in the XI, the Londoners win 60% of the time, while 36% of their results are negative without him! That’s some record, and could perhaps be a big reason behind the team’s difficult start to the campaign, which Giroud missed the majority of! Alexis Sanchez FC? More like Olivier Giroud Wanderers!