Video: Goal-shy Giroud finally found a new role to impress Wenger
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Video: Goal-shy Giroud finally found a new role to impress Wenger

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal’s French attacker stars in a recent Puma advertisement along with some Emirates Stadium pitch invaders – and is unexpectedly very impressive.

Olivier Giroud is certainly having a bit of a rough time at the moment.

He has lost his place in the Arsenal starting line-up to fit-again Danny Welbeck and the goals have dried up subsequently in recent times. He now hasn’t managed to score in the last nine Emirates Stadium appearances.

Olivier Giroud has been a polarizing figure since he arrived at Arsenal. His increasing success gradually pushed his competitor, Lukas Podolski, out of the team and Arsenal were left with a one-striker system – Giroud.

The good news was that he was improving every single match. The bad news was that he was still inconsistent and had no such competition to his position.

And the fortune favored Giroud. He enjoyed a free reign to Arsenal’s starting striker role for years to come, but frankly speaking the consistency never came. Similarly, neither did competition. Arsenal lived and died by the Giroud. It was a high risk, high reward reality.

However, when Danny Welbeck was purchased and Theo Walcott was regarded a lethal striker, Giroud finally had himself some competition.

That competition was ultimately set to pay off. With Welbeck hurt, Walcott took the reigns and pushed Giroud to the bench. The motivation was clear enough as Walcott became an effective striker.

Sad times for sure.

But there is definitely one shining light – his surprisingly decent acting skills have impressed everyone.

In a new advert for Arsenal’s kit sponsors Puma – which you can see in the clip below – the video shows Giroud is drawn into a good cop/bad cop scenario after three kids invaded the field to score a goal.

Coincidentally, they are all wearing Puma gear as well. What are the chances, hmm !

Nice and handsome guy Olivier then ushers the killjoy security guard away and eventually celebrates the goal with some cheeky little scamps.

So now it seems, a few more of these kinds of staffs and you are in line for an Oscar-worthy career in acting after your days on the field, Olivier.

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