Arsene Wenger has hailed Giroud
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed his former striker Olivier Giroud and says the
Chelsea star has ‘qualities that nobody else has’.
Wenger, I said that many times as well [as the Premier League] in the French national team there is always
a debate about him but Olivier Giroud has – apart from his footballing qualities – he has an absolutely strong
mentality and strong motivational level and has qualities that nobody else has,” Wenger told CBS Sports
Wenger brought Giroud to the Emirates Stadium in 2012 and the Frenchman went on to enjoy six productive years
at Arsenal, scoring 73 goals for the Gunners and starring in three FA Cup triumphs. Giroud made the
controversial move across London to Chelsea in January 2018 and he has continued to impress despite playing
back-up to the likes of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner. The French World Cup winner produced a masterclass
in the Champions League on Wednesday night, scoring four goals in a 4-0 win over Sevilla, and Wenger has
hailed his resilience following his latest renaissance.
Wenger insisted He can always be a resource inside a club even when he doesn’t start the game and has an
immaculate mentality. He is a real team player what is not always the case for strikers and overall I think he is an
exceptional personality. And that’s why every time you think he’s disappeared, he bounces back.
“There’s no coincidence, he has over 100 caps for France. Nobody gives you 100 caps to please you.”