OLIVIER GIROUD

  • Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 in Premier League March 21, 2015

    Newcastle: Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first half and Arsenal hung on for a 2-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday to stay in control of third place in the Premier League. Giroud scored from two set pieces, getting his knee on the ball to deflect it into the net in...
  • Monaco reach Champions League quarters despite 2-0 loss to Arsenal March 18, 2015

    Monaco withstood Arsenal's onslaught to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League despite a 2-0 home defeat on Tuesday, advancing on the away goals rule after drawing 3-3 on aggregate. Following a 3-1 humiliating defeat at the Emirates two weeks ago in the first leg of the last 16, Arsenal needed...
  • Champions League: Arsenal travel to Monaco with renewed confidence March 17, 2015

    Arsenal were on the floor after losing 3-1 to Monaco last month but the Londoners have rebuilt confidence enough to believe they can overturn their Champions League deficit in Tuesday's return match. Since being beaten in the last-16 first leg at The Emirates, the Gunners have bounced back by knocking Manchester...
  • EPL: Giroud scores, assists in Arsenal's 3-0 win over West Ham March 14, 2015

    London: Olivier Giroud scored for the fourth straight Premier League game and set up another goal in Arsenal's 3-0 win over West Ham on Saturday. A fifth successive league victory cemented third place for Arsenal in the standings and put the team in good heart for their Champions League last-16 match...
  • EPL: Giroud bounces back to score as Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 March 1, 2015

    London: Olivier Giroud bounced back from a wretched midweek performance in the Champions League to set Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 win over Everton that trimmed the gap to second-place Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The France striker, who missed several chances and was substituted early...
  • Olivier Giroud has been transformed at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger February 16, 2015

    Arsene Wenger paid tribute on Sunday to his FA Cup match winner Olivier Giroud, recognising how the Frenchman has improved and became a more complete striker in his three years in London. Giroud again demonstrated the quality which persuaded Cup holders Arsenal to pay around 10 million pounds ($15.42 million) for...
  • EPL: Arsenal stutter in race for top four finish after defeat to Spurs February 7, 2015

    London: Harry Kane scored twice to lead Tottenham to a 2-1 comeback victory over fierce rival Arsenal in the north London derby at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Mesut Ozil put Arsenal ahead in the 11th minute when he volleyed past Hugo Lloris after Olivier Giroud quickly sent the ball into...
  • Gulf in class as Arsenal put five past hapless Aston Villa February 2, 2015

    Arsenal climbed above rivals Tottenham Hotspur into fifth in the Premier League and inflicted more misery on a goal-shy Aston Villa with an emphatic 5-0 victory on Sunday that fuelled their top-four hopes. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin helped Arsenal move level on...
  • EPL: Cazorla fires Arsenal to solid win over champions Manchester City January 18, 2015

    Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts' title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and then sent in a pin-point free...
  • Olivier Giroud deserved a red card, says Arsene Wenger December 27, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the QPR in an English Premier League encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1. "It was a deserved red card," Wenger was quoted as saying Friday...
  • EPL: Alexis Sanchez inspires Arsenal to 2-1 win over QPR December 27, 2014

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored one goal and set up another to make up for a moment of madness from team-mate Olivier Giroud and help Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in the Premier League on Friday. Sanchez had a penalty saved in the ninth minute at the Emirates Stadium but responded...
  • Arsenal return to winning ways with win over Newcastle December 14, 2014

    London: Doubles from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal a 4-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle on Saturday, restoring unity at the Emirates Stadium after scattered fan discontent followed last weekend's loss at Stoke. Although Arsenal is still out of the top four, a sixth successive Premier League victory over...
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud to miss remaining Champions League matches November 25, 2014

    London: Olivier Giroud will miss both of Arsenal's remaining UEFA Champions League group matches after the club kept him out of the squad, acting on medical reports that suggested he would be unavailable until January. Giroud injured his ankle August 23 and was not expected to return until January, after all...
  • Olivier Giroud fit for Arsenal after three months with broken leg November 20, 2014

    London: France striker Olivier Giroud is fit after three months out with a broken leg and could make his return for Arsenal in the Premier League match against Manchester United on Saturday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Giroud has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from a small break to his tibia during...
  • 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 23, 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...