Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to praise striker Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman capped off a fine first half performance against Crystal Palace this afternoon with a superbly taken acrobatic goal.
The forward latched on to a delicious pass from German superstar Mesut Ozil to put the Gunners in front against the Eagles, however Palace responded in fine style after Joel Ward scored a sublime long range effort midway through the first half, and after 45-minutes its all square at 1-1.
Olivier Giroud was surprisingly chosen to spearhead the Arsenal attack, ahead of England international Theo Walcott and it looks as though the 28-year-old is determined to repay the faith shown in him by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman’s performances has also caught the eye of some Arsenal fans on Twitter, who despite slating the striker in recent weeks have now labelled him as the saviour in North London.
Arsenal have been heavily linked to Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema in recent weeks but for now the attention is on the Reds’ current number one striker. Who needs Karim Benzema after all?
Olivier Giroud with the goal of the week. Golazo.
— Arsenal Related (@ArsenalsRelated) August 16, 2015
BOOOOOOM! Now THAT was a goal, Monsieur Giroud. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 16, 2015
#Giroud oooooooff! That’s been on the cards…arsenal been getting through palace far too often from the start….techniiiiiiique!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 16, 2015
That was a very Benzema finish from Giroud. Just saying…
— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) August 16, 2015
Don’t need Benzema
— DC (@DeanLDN22) August 16, 2015
That’s an insane finish from Giroud but he’ll get zero credit because he’s not Benzema.
— Mahmoud Jaber (@MahmuudJaber) August 16, 2015
Giroud must have heard Benzema is on his way
— King Khalifa (@LowkeyMo_) August 16, 2015
Giroud wants to start scoring like Benzema. Fraud boy😂😂
— Innöcently Guïlty (@Yemzine) August 16, 2015
I don't think anyone wants Giroud gone. He needs someone to compliment him – not Benzema. Lacazette was always my first choice.
— jн (@JulianAFC_) August 16, 2015
WHO NEED BENZEMA WHEN WE GOT GIROUD ? KAHKAH
— Azhar Razak (@Azhar_Arsenal) August 16, 2015
Is Giroud telling us something? Swear Benzema scored a similar goal in a pre season game against City.
— wh7 (@waq_7) August 16, 2015