The French striker Olivier Giroud made his comeback from injury in Arsenal’s unlucky defeat to Manchester United, but he scored an excellent goal and looked very quickly like he was back to his best very quickly. He has now admitted that he told Arsene Wenger that he was now ready to regain his place as the Gunners Number One striker.
“I feel good,” Giroud said on Arsenal.com. “I told the boss I am ready to play every game, so he calmed me down a little bit and told me, ‘we need to preserve you a little bit.
“‘You’ve come back from injury after three months and we don’t have to go too quickly. Let’s take the time to come back well because we are not in a rush. We are going to play a lot of games in December and January’.
“I did good work with the medical staff and I always had Manchester United in my head as a target,”
“It was a great feeling to score, even if the result was not good, I felt good on my comeback and I’m sure it will be a positive from those bad results.
“I can’t wait to play more. I feel good and my ankle is alright. It’s clear now so I’m looking forward to playing on Saturday.”
The Giraffe has certainly looked positive when he has been given the chance. Once fully match-fit, should he relegate Welbeck to the bench, or should Wenger continue with 4-4-2 while both are fit?