Arsenal FC forward Olivier Giroud helped Arsene Wenger reach a unique record of having overseen 2000 goals during his reign with the Gunners, starting in 1996.

 

Arsene Wengera s long tenure as Arsenal manager has seen him reach new highs and on Saturday, Arsenal FC forward Olivier Giroud helped Wenger reach a new target of having overseen 2000 goals scored by his players during his reign.

The Frenchman, who has again been in tremendous goal-scoring form despite being criticised after losing his place to Theo Walcott, was proud of the fact that his goal in the 49th minute against Swansea City had such significance. However, the striker emphasised that Arsenal FCa s victory over Swansea City had more importance than his goal. He is quoted by the club website as saying:

a It is cool. I will be proud to say it to my family and my friends. It is nice to score three goals and not concede one so it is another clean sheet.

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Confidence Booster

Giroud was quoted saying to the club website (Arsenal Player) that the result over Swansea would prove to be a nice little confidence booster ahead of two crucial matches against Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur.

a We are really pleased with the second half because the first one we had trouble. We were struggling with playing our game as it was too slow. We were not playing quick enough through the lines so that is what we succeeded to do in the second half so it is nice ahead of the game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

a As a striker it is always a pleasure to win, to score again and I will remember the good solidarity. We never give up, even when it is tough for us against a good team. We knew it was going to be difficult but we stayed focused and we are really pleased with the three points.a

Giroud the prolific goalscorer?

Arsenal FCa s fan base segregates into two distinct factions on two topics a one being the seasonal Arsene Out campaign and the other being Olivier Giroud. The underrated striker is often criticised for missing the simplest of chances, but his managers for both club and country rate him highly for his ability to hold up the ball to link the play as well as his intelligent runs that help in providing space for his team-mates.

Giroud will never turn out to be a prolific scorer in the mould of Sergio Aguero, but he provides the team with an alternative option and it has statistically been proven that Arsenal FC fare better with him being on the ground.