Arsenal managed to get out of jail in the recent FA Cup match against Brighton and Hove Albion thanks to 2 goals from the French striker Oliver Giroud. After the match, the manager Arsene Wenger was in full praise of the Frenchman, who has managed to score his 13th goal of the season, by saying that he is a throwback to the old school English striker. He has said that Giroud will have the capability to play in the English game 20 or 10 years ago as well. The 26-year-old was a constant threat for Arsenal, and he got his just rewards with two goals that helped him take his tally to 13 goals in all competitions.
It is an impressive return considering that Giroud went many games without scoring his first goal for the club. However, he has managed to settle in quite quickly and his goals have been an important reason for Arsenal being in the last 16 round of the FA Cup draw. Wenger has said that his striker has certainly recover from the sloppy start he made it to the Arsenal career, and he sees several promising signs developing in the partnership between him and Walcott. The 23-year-old England striker Walcott scored the winning goal for Arsenal, with his strike helping those who bet on football matches will end up as home victories.
“He started a bit sloppy and has become stronger and stronger. When he gets into the fighting mode, it is difficult to handle him. This guy is tall, strong and quicker than people think he is. He has good finishing as well. He could have played in England 20 years ago, 10 years ago and today. He has all you need to play as a centre-forward. He has a physical presence. Giroud gives us something different. I believe with him and Theo we have a good blend,” said Wenger.