Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted he was “ashamed” after suffering a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Giroud came on as a late substitute in Sunday’s trip to Merseyside and unfortunately couldn’t do much to turn things around. Speaking after the game, the 30-year-old admitted he felt “ashamed” of the performance and that things needed to change.

“I was ashamed when I left the pitch,” Giroud told RMC via the Express. “We have to change something.” Unfortunately, we’ve seen this same rhetoric after many humiliating defeats and not much is done about it.

Giroud, at least, can escape most of the criticism due to being a sub on the day. While a lot of players at the club are trying to leave and clearly don’t want to be there, the French international rejected the chance to exit the Emirates out of his affection for Arsenal.

He’s rarely found wanting in any game and at least fights despite the limitations in his game. Giroud wasn’t the only to speak out about the defeat. Petr Cech had several harsh words to say in public and reportedly in private as well, while Aaron Ramsey also faced the press.

There’s plenty to sort out at Arsenal, starting with the end of the transfer window.

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