Giroud

  • Arsene Wenger in no rush to bolster attack despite Olivier Giroud injury August 28, 2014

    Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud is expected to be out until at least December with an ankle injury but the Arsenal manager stressed he was in no rush to buy another forward. Giroud, 27, who was Arsenal's top scorer last season with 22 goals in all competitions, is expected to be...
  • Arsenal come from behind to draw 22 against Everton August 24, 2014

    Arsenal scored twice in the final seven minutes to grab a 22 draw at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday and avoid another demoralising defeat on Merseyside. Olivier Giroud headed in the equaliser with 30 seconds left of normal time at Goodison Park, after Aaron Ramsey tapped in a closerange...
  • World Cup 2014: Hyped France attack fails to deliver July 5, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Despite the hype about its attacking flair, France failed to deliver the goals in the World Cup quarterfinals. The 1998 champions lacked conviction going forward after missing two early opportunities and eventually lost to Germany 10 on Friday. Karim Benzema, who scored three goals in France's opening two matches,...
  • World Cup 2014: France crush Switzerland 52 to lead Group E June 21, 2014

    Salvador: Forwards Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as a rampant France blew away Switzerland 52 Friday to take control of Group E and all but seal a place in the next round. France has six points and can qualify if Ecuador and Honduras...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Olivier Giroud ready to face up to Honduras battering June 13, 2014

    Brazil: France's opening match at the World Cup against a Honduras side with a reputation for aggression promises to be a bruising encounter on Sunday. And France striker Olivier Giroud thinks it will suit him perfectly. After an encouraging season for Arsenal in the combative Premier League, Giroud is relishing the...
  • World Cup 2014: France's Giroud, Koscielny cleared to resume training June 13, 2014

    Ribeirao: France striker Olivier Giroud and center half Laurent Koscielny have been cleared to take part in Thursday's training session after sitting out the previous day's practice to have some physio treatment. Giroud had some tightness in his left hamstring and Koscielny, his Arsenal club teammate, has some tendinitis in his...
  • France coach finds way to play Benzema and Giroud June 9, 2014

    Lille: Franck Ribery's injury means that Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud will likely play together at the World Cup, with coach Didier Deschamps finding a way to accommodate them both by shifting Benzema onto the left flank. Pairing Benzema and Giroud has failed to work in the past, but that was...
  • FIFA World Cup: France thrash Jamaica in final warmup match June 9, 2014

    Lille: France head to Brazil with their confidence high after rounding off their World Cup warmup matches by thrashing Jamaica 80 on Sunday, with striker Karim Benzema scoring two and creating two in an impressive display of attacking football. Benzema picked out Oliver Giroud for France's fourth goal and also created...
  • France held to 11 draw after Paraguay's late goal in warmup June 2, 2014

    Nice, France: Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann staked his claim for a World Cup starting spot with his first international goal for France, only for midfielder Victor Caceres to do likewise and earn Paraguay a 11 draw with an 89thminute header Sunday in Les Bleus' penultimate warmup game before heading...
  • Olivier Giroud scores twice as France thrash Norway 40 May 28, 2014

    Paris: Olivier Giroud scored twice and winger Mathieu Valbuena set up three goals as France began their World Cup preparation with a 40 exhibition win over Norway on Tuesday night. Paul Pogba's header put the 1998 champions ahead in the 15th and Giroud doubled the lead in the 51st. Loic Remy...
  • EPL: Arsenal seal Champions League berth after 10 win over West Bromwich May 4, 2014

    London: Olivier Giroud scored in the first half to give Arsenal a 10 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, leaving the Baggies uncertain of their status in the top flight. Giroud headed home at the near post in the 14th minute, getting in front of Craig...
  • EPL: Arsenal beat Newcastle United 30 to tighten grip on fourth place April 29, 2014

    Arsenal took a big step to securing their place in the Champions League for a 17th consecutive season after a comfortable 30 home win against an increasingly woeful Newcastle United on Monday. With two Premier League games remaining, Arsenal have 73 points, four clear of fifthplaced Everton who lost 20 at...
  • Wenger gamble on Arsenal's golden oldies pays off April 16, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger took a risk by picking Arsenal's old guard against West Ham United on Tuesday but it paid off with a 3-1 win as his weary side regained fourth place in the Premier League. The Frenchman fielded a team with an average age of 29 at the Emirates, with...
  • Arsenal beat holder Wigan to reach FA Cup final April 13, 2014

    London: Arsenal avoided FA Cup embarrassment against second-tier club Wigan on Saturday, coming from behind against the holder and winning a penalty shootout to reach the final where the London club will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought. After extra time ended 1-1, Arsenal's players scored all of their...
  • Olivier Giroud double sends Arsenal into FA Cup semis March 8, 2014

    London: A rejuvenated Mesut Ozil put Arsenal on the path to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley though Arsene Wenger and Everton manager Roberto Martinez agreed after the home side's 4-1 win on Saturday the match had hinged on a miss by Ross Barkley. Barkley, the most impressive player in a...
  • Arsenal cruise past Sunderland with 4-1 win; West Ham beat Southampton 3-1 February 22, 2014

    London: Arsenal cruised past Sunderland with a 4-1 win on Saturday to keep pace in the Premier League title race, with goals from Olivier Giroud, Tomas Rosicky and Laurent Koscielny. Giroud opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a first-time finish past Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Giroud struck again in...
  • Arsenal held 22 by Southampton in Premier League January 29, 2014

    England: Arsenal were held to a 22 draw at Southampton on Tuesday, leaving the door open for one of their rivals to seize the Premier League lead. Arsenal recovered from a goal down after being thoroughly outplayed in the firsthalf to go up 21 thanks to quick goals by Olivier Giroud...
  • Arsenal survive late scare at Villa to go top January 14, 2014

    London: Arsenal survived a late scare to regain top spot in the Premier League with a 21 victory at Aston Villa on Monday, both their goals arriving in the space of a minute in the first half. England midfielder Jack Wilshere opened the scoring after 34 minutes with an accurate leftfoot...
  • Giroud fit for Arsenal but Wenger still seeks new striker January 13, 2014

    London: Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger remains on the hunt for striking options for his injuryhit squad despite being boosted by the return of forward Olivier Giroud for Monday's English Premier League clash at Aston Villa. Giroud has not played for title chasing Arsenal since scoring in their 10 win at Newcastle...
  • Arsenal facing striker crisis ahead of Spurs FA Cup tie January 2, 2014

    London: Arsenal are facing a crisis in attack ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie against rivals Tottenham Hotspur with Nicklas Bendtner injuring his ankle scoring in the 20 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Wednesday. The Dane replaced the unimpressive Lukas Podolski in the second half but, having made a...
  • Ozil, Ramsey, Giroud and Gibbs out for Arsenal against Cardiff December 31, 2013

    London: Premier League leaders Arsenal will be without midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, defender Kieran Gibbs and striker Olivier Giroud for the home game with Cardiff City on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal go into the match with a onepoint lead over Manchester City and Wenger said he was...
  • Arsenal beat Newcastle 10 to regain top spot in Premier League December 29, 2013

    England: Olivier Giroud ensured that Arsenal will finish the year at the top of the Premier League standings by scoring the winner for the Gunners in a 10 win at Newcastle on Sunday. The France striker ended a run of seven matches without a goal when he broke the deadlock with...
  • Arsenal hail Olivier Giroud for forcing Boruc calamity November 24, 2013

    London: Manager Arsene Wenger hailed Olivier Giroud's fighting spirit after the France striker scored both goals in Arsenal's 20 win over Southampton on Saturday and forced visiting goalkeeper Artur Boruc into a dreadful blunder. The Premier League leaders were being held in check by Southampton, third at the start of play,...
  • Arsenal beat Southampton 20 to move four points clear at the top November 24, 2013

    London: Surprise package Southampton were brought back down to earth by Arsenal as the Gunners provisionally extended their Premier League lead to four points with a 20 win over the Saints and Liverpool were held to a 33 draw at Everton in a pulsating Merseyside derby on Saturday. Arsene Wenger's team...
  • 5 reasons why Manchester United can beat Arsenal November 9, 2013

    With the mouthwatering clash between champions Manchester United and tabletoppers Arsenal round the corner, we present five reasons how the Red Devils can beat the inform Gunners. 1. Strike force: At the beginning of the summer David Moyes, holding on to Wayne Rooney like a comfort blanket said, that he envisioned building...
  • Olivier Giroud gives Arsenal 1-0 derby win over Tottenham September 1, 2013

    London: Olivier Giroud settled the first north London derby of the season on Sunday as Arsenal asserted their supremacy over Tottenham on the pitch with a 1-0 victory despite months of lavish spending by their neighbour. Giroud turned the ball into the net from Theo Walcott's cross in the 23rd minute,...
  • Podolski scores a brace as Arsenal beat Fulham 3-1 August 24, 2013

    London: Germany striker Lukas Podolski scored a brace and Olivier Giroud grabbed his third goal in as many games as Arsenal recovered from their poor start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 win at London rivals Fulham on Saturday. Arsene Wenger's team bounced back from a home defeat against...
  • Arsenal suffer shock defeat against Aston Villa in opener August 17, 2013

    London: Christian Benteke scored from two penalties on Saturday as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal 31 at Emirates Stadium in their Premier League opener to increase the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger to spend big in the waning days of the transfer market. Arsenal had a perfect start when Olivier Giroud scored...
  • Arsenal draw 22 with Napoli in Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    London: A late header by Laurent Koscielny capped a spirited comeback for Arsenal as they drew 22 against Napoli before a home crowd at the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Earlier, Galatasaray beat FC Porto 10 to take a lead in the twoday preseason tournament. Arsenal were down 20 at halftime after...
  • Arsenal beat Nagoya 31 in preseason friendly July 22, 2013

    Toyota: Olivier Giroud and Ryo Miyaichi scored in the first half to lead Arsenal to a 31 preseason win over Japan's Nagoya Grampus on Monday. Giroud beat Nagoya goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki just three minutes in, converting a cross from Tomas Rosicky to give the visitors an early lead. Giroud was tripped in...