GIROUD LEADS THE WAY

Frenchman Olivier Giroud has been one of Premier League’s silent assassins in the last few months. He has slowly become one of leading goal scorer of the Premier League despite having missed much of the action during the early part of the campaign.

When Giroud was on the sidelines, almost all the attention was on summer signing Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean was brought to the Emirates stadium for £ 35 million and he proved to be the missing link in the jigsaw.

It is not surprising that the former Barcelona player still remains as the club’s top goalscorer in all competitions, even if he did start off the year as the fourth-favourite - according to the sports betting (Link for online betting for UK customers) markets.

Giroud recently moved level with Sanchez, who has 13 goals in the league, and he has set the target of overcoming the Chilean by becoming the club’s leading scorer this season. Giroud’s goals have been a major positive behind Arsenal’s good run of form.

He has provided winning goals against the likes of West Ham and many others when Arsenal seemed desperate for scores. Giroud took his season’s tally to 16 with his two goals against Newcastle just before the international break. She proved his worth with the national team by scoring the winner in the friendly match against Denmark.

"I'm not going to say something silly because it'll be reported, but why not finish ahead of Alexis?" he told sports betting (Link for online betting for non-UK customers).

Giroud

"We push each other, we're on 13 goals, and I would like to score some more to help the team achieve its objectives. I have no demand to make. It's not me who picks the team. I get the impression I'm repeating myself, but it's the truth. What's important for me is to be called up and to contribute as soon as I can. Sometimes I'm criticised for being too honest in what I say, so I am trying to be more considered," said Giroud.