Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud tempting transfer spending at Arsenal 6

Players can have bad games, and sometimes their form can inexplicably vanish without any due cause.  That’s part of the game and we’ll never fully be able to explain why it happens. That’s not what afflicted Olivier Giroud last night, though, and the Frenchman has no intangible excuse for the performance he gave against Besiktas. I’m(…)

Player to watch in 2014/15: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)

Player to watch in 2014/15: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 0

It can’t be easy being Olivier Giroud.  The Frenchman scored 16 Premier League goals last season and yet, all Summer, the talk has been of who will eventually replace him. Of course, assessing Giroud purely by his goal-record is reductive analysis, and clearly there are limitations to his game, but he seems to suffer from(…)

Olivier Giroud lacking leading-man credentials at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud lacking leading-man credentials at Arsenal 0

Olivier Giroud is a very divisive forward, and Arsenal fans seem undecided as to whether he’s really equipped to lead the line for a club of their size. Part of that confusion is down to Giroud himself: he’s as capable of being a difference-maker as he is of being anonymous. He’s hot and cold, so(…)

An Arsenal post mortem: Squad-only issues which need urgent attention 0

There’s obviously a greater issue spawned by Arsenal’s defeat at Goodison Park yesterday, but the internet does not need another article about Arsene Wenger’s future and so I’ll leave that to others. Instead, here are a couple of conclusions about the players who took part yesterday and some thoughts on the squad as a whole.(…)

Olivier Giroud’s Arsenal performance today (vs Sunderland): Graphics 0

It’s been a difficult week for Olivier Giroud, even if the issues in his personal-life have been self-inflicted; he returned to the Arsenal side today and delivered a very accomplished performance - here are some of his notable graphic from The Emirates (via Squawka): Follow @premleagueowl £50 free bet for new BetFair customers Tweet

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud: Season-to-season comparison

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud: Season-to-season comparison 1

Olivier Giroud’s form this season has been a real feature of Arsenal’s performances, and he’s performed the target-man role as Arsene Wenger probably hoped he would when he decided to sign him from Montpellier. Here’s a quick statistical comparison between Giroud’s performances in the Premier League this season compared with last: - Has already scored(…)

The ‘new’ Olivier Giroud and his impact on Arsenal

The ‘new’ Olivier Giroud and his impact on Arsenal 0

Arsenal may have lost to Chelsea in last week’s League Cup tie, but there was a very significant moment during that game - and it was at around the seventy-minute mark, when Nicklas Bendtner was replaced by Olivier Giroud. Up to that point, the home side had been blunt in the final third and had(…)

Olivier Giroud’s start to the season at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud’s start to the season at Arsenal 1

Arsenal haven’t added the top-class forward they were after they were after this Summer, but the early season form of Olivier Giroud has mitigated that disappointment a bit - the Frenchman has started the season really well, and is making a really decent contribution beyond just his goals. If Arsene Wenger does add to his(…)

Olivier Giroud’s performance for Arsenal today

Olivier Giroud’s performance for Arsenal today 0

It’s taken a while, but Olivier Giroud’s is starting to convert his form from Montpellier in 2011/12 to his English club career, and today at Craven Cottage was excellent. Yes, he took his goal really well - even if Michael Owen was quite dismissive of the composure Giroud showed once in alone on David Stockdale(…)

Why Arsenal were never likely to get Olivier Giroud’s ban overturned

Why Arsenal were never likely to get Olivier Giroud’s ban overturned 3

No chance this was ever being overturned, not with our Football Association. Olivier Giroud has spoken in the media about his disappointment of having his three-game ban upheld, and I feel for him - because he does actually have a case. When The FA review decisions like this, they don’t apply common-sense, they adjudicate with(…)

Red Card Analysis: Fulham vs Arsenal

Red Card Analysis: Fulham vs Arsenal 0

We’ll do these in order. Steve Sidwell’s red card against QPR was a nonsense, and really the result of an official not seeing the point of contact clearly enough - this was different though, and it was very much a red card. This, below, is the key image: Whatever your thoughts about the ‘dangerous play’(…)

Discussing Olivier Giroud’s miss from Saturday

Discussing Olivier Giroud’s miss from Saturday 0

Tough times for the Frenchman. Olivier Giroud obviously had a very late chance to salvage a point against Chelsea, and as we all know he, to use the technical term, fucked it. Arsene Wenger said in his post-match interview that his forward should have scored and was at a loss to explain how he didn’t.(…)

Notes from the weekend: Arsenal

Notes from the weekend: Arsenal 0

Sure, drawing at home Sunderland is a disappointing way to start the season, but there’s no need to make it into more than what it was. Arsenal are a side with a lot of new parts, and they’d played like it. Patience is a virtue, and unfortunately the fans are going to have to wait(…)

Players to watch in 2012/13: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

Players to watch in 2012/13: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud 1

We’re going to take a bit more of an on-site interest in fantasy football this year, so to kick that off, get Olivier Giroud in your team now and keep him there until May - he’s going to score a bucket-load of goals this season. When Arsene Wenger bought Marouane Chamakh in the Summer of(…)

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