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Giroud is without a goal in his last 14 games

in General Topics Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:44 am
by chenmingchao • 41 Posts

Another disappointing match, another disappointing turn from Arsene Wenger. With the score tied at Sunderland, the obvious tactical change for the Arsenal boss to implement was an injection of pace in the final third. Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are great impact substitutes who can complement Alexis Sanchez and offer an effective alternative to Olivier Giroud. But when they did finally enter the fray, with 20 minutes left to Buy Fifa Coins play, it was too little, too late.

France striker Giroud is without a goal in his last 14 games and offered no sign of getting on the score sheet at the Stadium of Light. He was admittedly isolated upfront but the 29-year-old’s lack of movement is indicative of a player whose morale is low. Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps will be rightly concerned about Giroud’s poor run of form. His ineptitude in attack was summed up when he failed to get on the end of Sanchez’s pass in the second half and the Arsenal away fans began chanting substitute Welbeck’s name.

Similarly, Aaron Ramsey produced another inept display at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield, attempting tricks and flicks without any end product. His ball distribution was widely criticized on social media but the stats don’t back up those claims (89 percent passing accuracy). Giroud, in fact, had the worst passing accuracy rate on the pitch at a rather disappointing 57 percent.

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