Arsenal have been on a solid run since their Southampton horror show.
The Sp*rs game aside we’ve picked up points in the league to move up to third and progressed well in the FA Cup to set up an exciting couple of months. We’ve got a favourable draw in the Champions League which should see us progress into the quarter finals and an intriguing FA Cup game at Old Trafford to look forward to.
But who is the key man in our squad to any success we have in the final months of the season?
Ozil? Alexis? Cazorla? No
For me it’s the leagues sexiest player, Oliver Giroud.
Although not technically our best, he is one of our most important and has just got better and better during his time at Arsenal.
His ability to win headers, hold up the ball and bring others into play has been invaluable since his return from injury, and he’s now enjoying his best goals to game ratio since joining us a couple of seasons ago.
What he lacks in pace he makes up for with his positioning and work rate. His link up play has always been strong but it’s improved this year.
Maybe it’s a growing understanding with his team mates, Ozil especially, that has been behind his overall improvement.
Or maybe it’s the purchase of Welbeck that temporary put his place under threat.
Whatever it is, here’s to hoping it continues to thrive.
We have a frightening selection of talent behind him and he is at the focal point of one of the best attacking line ups in Europe. With the likes of Ozil and Cazorla able to pick out a pass to our big man and with Alexis, Walcott, Welbeck and The Ox playing off him on the flanks he’ll be a key man to making sure we have a memorable finish to the season.