Olivier Giroud celebrates

Olivier Giroud doesn’t need to start to score Arsenal winners (Gunnerblog video)

Arsenal 1 – West Brom 0

1-0 to the Arsenal used to be a familiar scoreline at Highbury.

On Boxing Day it was a useful score in the end as West Brom put 11 men behind the ball and Olivier Giroud bagged the winner with just four minutes to go.

Gunnerblog puts together a cogent argument after the game to explain why he felt despite the win, Olivier Giroud should not start for Arsenal.

“Giroud doesn’t need to start to do that”

The French striker makes Arsenal play in a different style as it means Alexis Sanchez goes out wide.

In addition, it also changes Mesut Ozil’s playing style, with the German playmaker bagging an assist today, which is a pretty rare occurance this season.

Watch Gunnerblog explain his reasoning below for why Giroud shouldn’t start for Arsenal, despite his goal today.

A pretty damning assessment of a player that has been so integral to Arsenal for so many years.