Olivier Giroud’s only gone and beaten Eric Canota’s goal tally for the France national team.
Once again, we have some pretty solid evidence that Giroud is not, in fact, a terrible player. In fact, he’s now scored 11 goals in 13 appearances for Les Bleaus. Pretty impressive, no?
The thing is, Arsenal fans don’t go around claiming that the 29-year-old is a world beater or as good as Cristiano Ronaldo. But we do wish others would acknowledge that he’s not a ‘donkey’, ‘lamppost’ or in any way shape or form, a bad striker.
Olivier Giroud: Has scored 11 goals in his last 13 apps for France, averaging a goal every 79.3 mins #ITAFRA
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 1, 2016
Although stats don’t tell the whole story and there’s no denying Arsenal did need to sign another striker this summer (hello Lucas), Oli’s are still pretty good and the criticism thrown at him is, at times, completely baffling.
Especially when you compare it to what the media and the like say about other players from other clubs (coughPogbacough).