It was a classic tabloid sting, as we pointed out when the news emerged late on Saturday night.
The front of the Irish Sun on Sunday leads on their front page with the headline: “On top of 5-1 thrashing… Gunners ace in 3am romp at team hotel (married Giroud broke Wenger’s rules)”.
And, whilst it does not say anywhere on the front page that this happened before Arsenal’s 5-1 rout at Liverpool on Saturday, it is certainly implied.
A quick look at the Twitter and Instagram pages of model Celia Kay, who Olivier Giroud allegedly slept with, proves she has been in Las Vegas for over a week.
So, it would appear that the Irish Sun was waiting for the worst possible time to frame Giroud and a 5-1 defeat at Liverpool fits the bill.
The fact Giroud looked lethargic and off the pace at Anfield only helps their story and will no doubt aid the selling of their newspaper…
You wonder if Arsenal had won 5-1 yesterday, whether the Irish Sun had a different story lined up!
Below is Celia Kay’s Tweet on February 7, announcing she arrived in Vegas, along with here past three Instagram posts – including one yesterday, with the tag line: “Morning Vegas… chillin w my coffee outside on this beaut day… #vegas #mornings #modellife”.
— Celia Kay (@Celia_Kaykes) February 8, 2014
The model the 'Irish Sun' say Giroud 'romped' with is in Vegas. He's got a good shot but not that good https://t.co/cc9hSjbxjE
— Paul Morrissey (@Paul_Morrissey) February 9, 2014