Olivier Giroud got himself back on the scoresheet with a brace against Hull on Tuesday night.
Netting for the first time in 12 games, the Frenchman dedicated both his goals to his new son, Evan, who had been born the night before.
Thankfully, Oli revealed, he came when he did, and he could get a little rest after the birth. You know, because of all the work it was for him.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, Giroud was clearly delighted by the last 24 hours in his life and the fact that he’s now smelling goals again.
“I could have missed the game actually, so I was glad that he arrived during the night,” Giroud said.
“I could have a little rest [after he was born].
“I travelled to Hull, and I wanted to dedicate these two goals to him. I’m very happy to score.
“We scored four goals, so that’s a good efficiency up front and at the back, so we can be happy with our performance tonight.
“It’s always hard for a striker not to score but you have to keep the confidence as high as you can and work hard at training. I’m very pleased to get back on the scoresheet and to smell the first goal.
“After, it was a good assist from Theo [for the second]. I succeeded to put two in the net, and it’s nice for the team.
“It’s nice for me obviously, and now it’s Watford. If we go through, we go to Wembley.”
The brace took Giroud to 20 goals for the season in all competitions, not bad for a guy who had not scored in 12. He also has four assists.
In the FA Cup, he now has three goals in four games, with five in six Champions League appearances.