Arsenal are knocking on the door of the top four in the English Premier League after a thumping win away to Stoke City on Saturday.
The Gunners are now just one point behind Liverpool on their quest for UEFA Champions League qualification and with two home games left you wouldn’t bet against them pipping Liverpool to fourth.
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud were in the goals for Arsene Wenger’s side as they brushed aside the Potters with ease.
Giroud has been in and out of the team all season, making just 10 Premier League starts across the campaign. Despite that he’s often popped up with goals when needed, netting 16 times in all competitions.
For some Arsenal fans he’s an underrated figure at the Emirates, for others a frustrating player who sums up a perceived lack of success at the club.
They were united behind his performance on Saturday night though, taking to Twitter after his double to enthuse about his contribution…
Easily the most underrated striker in the PL.
— WH (@Wilshoholic) May 13, 2017
Tap ins are underrated, you need great movement and positioning to get there. Class from Giroud.
— Olly (@Giroudesquee) May 13, 2017
I don't think there's a more underrated and under-appreciated striker than Giroud in the history of EPL
— Khalifa Indimi (@Yemzine) May 13, 2017
A win full of character. Alexis and Giroud were excellent. Monreal a better option than Gibbs at LWB. Holding MotM, what a talent he is #afc
— Roi (@GunneRoi) May 13, 2017
— Footballing Hero (@FootballingHero) May 13, 2017
For all the stick I have given Giroud, Cech and Alexis in recent weeks they were excellent today
— …. (@Will__AFC) May 13, 2017
Giroud has been brilliant today ????????
— MomoTheGoon (@momo_alam) May 13, 2017