Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud was booed during his country’s 2-1 friendly victory over Serbia on Monday night. The 28-year-old was substituted after an hour of the international following jeering from his own fans.
Giroud has not made the best of starts to the season, but is the only Arsenal’s player to have scored for his club this season, with the Gunners other two goals coming from own goals. His performance for Les Blues was under-par.
Giroud is much-maligned in north London, because many do not consider him good enough to lead a potential title charge for the Gunners.
However, he is arguably Arsenal’s best striker, with Theo Walcott his only real competitive for a striking berth. Giroud is odds of 28/1 to top the scoring charts in the Premier League this season, which looks like a major outside bet at the moment.
Despite possibly not being the man the majority of Gunners would want to lead the teams attack, Giroud will be a vital player for the north London team this season.
Hopefully his confidence has not taken a knock from his appearance for his national side and he bounces back to form against Stoke this weekend.
Can Olivier Giroud now find his goalscoring touch?