Olivier Giroud admits he was “really nervous” as he watched Arsenal’s clash with Newcastle from the bench before coming on as a late substitute.
Laurent Koscielny scored the vital goal early in the second half as the Gunners clinched a 1-0 win at St James’ Park and sealed qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Giroud made a late appearance from the bench but concedes that he was overcome with nerves as he watched from the sidelines.
“On the bench it was really nervous,” Giroud told...Read Full Story
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud (Google Creative Commons)
Last season Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was still plying his trade in the French Ligue 1 Orange with Montpelier. At that time he was preparing for what would be a nerve racking final day of his club’s campaign that saw them lift the French title with a victory over Auxerre on the last day of the 2011-12 season.
Now once again the forward is preparing for an epic encounter on the final day of his campaign, now with Arsenal, that will...Read Full Story
Oh Oliver. Why did you have to go there? Why not serve your suspension and come back against Newcastle in the last game of the season and let your play do the talking?
Instead, the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has open up a can of worms by saying that his first season in the Premier League was better than either Theirry Henry or Didier Drogba’s
“I replaced Van Persie and when you arrive at a big club like that, they [the fans] are very demanding towards you,” Giroud said in The Times.
“The...Read Full Story
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud must serve a three-match suspension after the Football Association this afternoon rejected his claim of wrongful dismissal for a red card at Fulham.
The France international was dismissed by referee Andre Marriner in the final minute of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Craven Cottage for jumping into a challenge with defender Stanislav Manolev.
Despite the Gunners’ appeal, the FA this afternoon upheld the sending off, so Giroud will now miss three of the final four...Read Full Story
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