Arsenal fans quickly forget about Karim Benzema after Olivier Giroud golazo v Crystal Palace [Best Tweets]

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?