What a goal by Olivier Giroud!

Olivier Giroud scores the goal of 2017 for Arsenal v Crystal Palace (Official videos)

Olivier Giroud scores a scorpion kick!

The incredible thing about Olivier Giroud’s incredible opener for Arsenal against Crystal Palace, was that the French striker had missed a much easier chance just minutes earlier.

Giroud made the score 1-0 to Arsenal, with an incredible flick from an Alexis Sanchez cross.

Comparisons were immediately made with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Scorpion Kick for Manchester United against Sunderland last week.

But, this one was onside!

1-0 to the Arsenal!

Already Arsenal fans (and others) have hailed this goal as the best of the year – despite the fact we are only one day into 2017.

They haven’t even handed out the Puskas Award winner of 2016.

And, Giroud has won the 2017 Puskas Award!!!

Incredibly, Olivier Giroud has scored 11 goals from his last 15 shots on target in all competitions.