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Olivier Giroud

29-Year-Old Forward     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  September 30, 1986    Birthplace:  Chambery, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  194 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a six-year contract with Arsenal in July of 2012.

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May 15, 2016    Olivier Giroud News

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Giroud scored three goals on four shots (three on target) in Sunday's 4-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Giroud opened the scoring in the fifth minute and then scored twice toward the end of the second half for his first career Premier League hat trick. While the Gunners sorely lacked finishing quality at times, Giroud's raw numbers ended up being quite solid. He finished with 16 goals in 38 Premier League matches, which put him tied for sixth behind Riyad Mahrez and ahead of teammate Alexis Sanchez, Chelsea's Diego Costa and Manchester United's Anthony Martial.

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May 8, 2016

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Giroud scored a goal and tallied an assist in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

After a putrid run that saw 15 matches without a goal, Giroud broke duck on a confident, simple header off a corner kick to knot up the score. His assist on Alexis' goal was a clever bit of skill, laying the ball off to the talented Chilean before a strong strike equalized once again. With Danny Welbeck succumbing to a serious-looking knee injury, it will be on Giroud to ensure Arsenal's place in the top-three next week against Aston Villa.

April 30, 2016

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Giroud tallied an assist in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Norwich City.

Giroud was shaky all match and seems to have lacked confidence, going 15 Premier League matches without a goal. While he did pick up an assist on a clever knock-down for Danny Welbeck, Giroud has shown little of late to merit inclusion in the starting XI in the final two matches.

April 21, 2016

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Giroud took four shots (two on target) in Thursday's 2-0 win over West Brom.

Giroud enjoyed his first Premier League start since Mar 2 with energetic but, yet another, fruitless effort. Until January he was well on pace to make his most prolific season with Arsenal jersey but an improbable dry spell since then has put a hold on those plans. He's only scored two goals in FA Cup action since Jan 13 and has even lost out the starting gig upfront to Danny Welbeck. Giroud will probably go back to the bench on Sunday versus Sunderland as Welbeck may have been just rested against the Baggies.

February 14, 2016

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Giroud took seven shots (three on target) and tallied an assist in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

After a slow first half that saw Leicester take the advantage on a penalty, Giroud came alive in the second half against the 10-man Foxes. After bungling a chance over the bar and seeing another one expertly saved by Kasper Schmeichel, his keen header to the boot of Theo Walcott equalized in the 70th minute. Not typically known for his passing acumen, Giroud now has assists in back-to-back matches, bringing his total up to four for the season to go with 12 goals. Even with Walcott pushing for playing time up front, Giroud has been the target man Arsenal needs up front and should continue to feature there for the Gunners.

February 7, 2016

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Giroud tallied an assist in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Bournemouth.

Not often known for his passing acumen, Giroud picked up his third assist of the season when heading the ball down to Mesut Ozil who finished it up for the team's first goal in more than three matches. Despite questions as to his finishing quality that will pop up, the Frenchman has 12 goals and three assists and has successfully staved off Theo Walcott's charge as the first choice striker for the side.

January 18, 2016

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Giroud made two key passes, provided two crosses and was foiled on a couple of guilt-edged chances in Sunday's goalless draw with Stoke.

The striker nearly converted a one-on-one chance from an angle as well as an open header from a corner, only to be turned away by Jack Butland. Giroud had factored into 11 goals in nine games heading into Sunday, and although he failed to extend his streak, he certainly had opportunities. Giroud remains an excellent weekly fantasy option, and he will be even more enticing in next week's matchup versus the vulnerable Chelsea defense if playmaker Mesut Ozil returns to action.

January 14, 2016

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Giroud scored two goals on five shots (two on target) in Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

The striker picked up a knock when he clashed heads with Mamadou Sakho in the first half, but shook it off and made an impact some 10 minutes later by glancing his boot and redirecting it into the goal off a corner kick. His second goal was a tremendous play, holding the ball up, spinning inside and unleashing a wicked shot into the corner of the goal. While he also bungled multiple chances including a wide-open goal on a perfect feed across the goal mouth, Giroud finally looks like the striker Arsenal needs to win the league. He has 12 goals in 21 Premier League matches and 18 goals across all competitions.