All the stats as Olivier Giroud scores his 50th Arsenal goal v Aston Villa

Olivier GIroud scored a landmark goal for Arsenal at Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Gunners took the lead through a Giroud penalty after just eight minutes of the match.

The spot-kick brought up Giroud’s 50th goal in the Premier League with the Gunners.

Moreover, the French international forward has now scored four goals in his last two matches following his superb Champions League hat-trick against Olympiakos last midweek.

Giroud has 14 goals this season in 25 Arsenal games.

Has the striker proven to be good enough to fire Arsene Wenger’s side to the title?

In other stats, Giroud has become the seventh player and the third Frenchman (Thierry Henry, Robert Pires) to score 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal. Impressively, Giroud has become the third quickest Arsenal player to reach that feat.

The 29-year-old attacker has also scored in his last five matches against Aston Villa, plus nine goals in his last nine away games.