Olivier Giroud, the Scorpion King

All the brilliant Arsenal fan cam videos of the Olivier Giroud Scorpion Kick goal

Olivier Giroud’s Scorpion Kick Golazo

Whomever you support, Olivier Giroud’s goal will have had some resonance.

For the Manchester United fans out there it was about comparisons with Henrikh Mkhitiryan who lit up the Premier League with the first scorpion kick of the season.

Gooners continued to debate the merits of Olivier Giroud as a main central striker despite this golazo and his key match winner against West Brom on Boxing Day.

Puskas Award winner on January 1!

Whilst for the rest of us it signalled the real start of 2017. After Awesome Spurs at Watford came some beautiful Arsenal football.

A Puskas Award winner, even before the 2016 edition of the award has been officially handed out is also something we can relate to.

Yet more FIFA negligence!

Wenger Ball

And, last of all the absolute beauty to the Arsenal move. It was Jack Wilshere against Norwich all over again.

It didn’t explain to us whether Arsenal are actually going to win the Premier League title – they are still definitely in the mix.

Whether it was better than Mkhitaryan’s will remain open for debate. But, Olivier Giroud pulled off a glorious dummy in the build-up and it was on the end of some fine Wenger ball.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp…

So, these fan footage videos should be treasured for what they are. The landscape is changing on social media even quicker than anyone ever thought it possibly could.

The speed of clips up on the internet – across all social media pages – not just Twitter like many people seem to think – is simply staggering these days.

It is a testament to football that so many people in the stands and on their phones love recording football.

But these days simply everything is pictured and videoed and saved for prosperity somewhere along someone’s cloud in the sky.

How did we ever get to a situation where football videos and clips were considered such contraband items?

The Olivier Giroud fan cams!!! #giroud #fancams #golazo

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