Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored for France last night against Italy in his first start since Euro 2016.

Due to a lack of a pre-season, Giroud has been rested by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger over the first month of the season, making just one appearance off the bench, against Watford at the weekend with the game already won.

Giroud netted to put France 2-1 up against Italy, continuing to show why he deserves his place in the side.

His goal was his 21st in 53 international games for Les Bleus, a better strike rate than his outcast rival Karim Benzema, who has 27 in 81 matches.

The pressure is off Giroud a little at Arsenal thanks to the signing of Lucas Perez, but the Frenchman certainly is determined to fight for his spot, and looks in fine form and ready to hit the ground running for the Gunners when the Premier League resumes.

His goal certainly had Arsenal fans buzzing, who are feeling positive again after their late transfer window business, which also saw the club add defender Shkodran Mustafi.

Here is a look at how Gunners fans reacted on Twitter to Giroud’s performance…


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