Things did not go well for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in a friendly match against Serbia in the France shirt.
Arsenal fans are furious against the club as it did not sign a center forward to compete with Giroud for a place in the starting XI and the performance of Giroud have raised eyebrows of the Gunners.
Yesterday, French supporters began booing him in the first half of an international friendly against Serbia in at the Stade Atlantique in Bordeaux on Monday.
France won the game 2-1 thanks to a brace from Blaise Matuidi. The striker gave a poor performance and missed several chances and also gave the ball away which led to Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring for Serbia.
Things got worse for the Arsenal man when the manager Didier Deschamps replaced the 28-year-old with Karim Benzema who had been linked with a move to the Emirates for much of the summer.
There is huge pressure on Giroud to start performing given that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger did not bring attacking reinforcements to north London in the transfer window.
And with Danny Welbeck set to be out until Christmas with a knee injury, Giroud being booed by his own international supporters is just about the last thing Gunners need right now.
Twitter also reacted to the dismal performance.
Here are some of the better tweets:
Giroud needs a goal. Already been said but his confidence via his body language seems shot.
— Nikki B (@RB180) September 7, 2015
Giroud brings his goal missing form to the international stage.
— Somto Idigo (@Somto_I) September 7, 2015
Giroud can’t buy a goal – & his sloppiness (& that of his teammates) enabled Serbia to score
— Sandra N. (@SandraHelena39) September 7, 2015
Giroud’s first-half performance booed in Bordeaux. Thierry Henry is watching this like pic.twitter.com/bxg8Un7ZPr
— Arsene-All (@arsenalbarclays) September 7, 2015
One goal will keep us in the title race going into April and Giroud has a one on one. This will happen https://t.co/bNWzkqOTLk
— howl (@wxzdom) September 7, 2015
Benzema to Arsenal fans after watching Giroud’s first half performance pic.twitter.com/8GZr7fVj1g
— Flavs (@Flavs00) September 7, 2015
Giroud gives away the ball and Serbia score. The guy needs a goal from somewhere.
— Š (@FriendlyGooner) September 7, 2015
It’s been a nightmare half for Giroud who has missed a hattrick of chances and lost ball in build up to Serbia goal. Getting a few boos, too
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) September 7, 2015
@_oliviergiroud_ PLS DO US A FAVOUR STAY BACK IN FRANCE AND DONT BRING UR BAD LUCK TO EMIRATE.
— sleemjim (@Iamsleemjim) September 8, 2015
So OlivierGiroud was booed yesterday….i feel really sorry for him….he’s really trying sincerely
— ♠Mr•$!nzu♠ (@tohmiisiin) September 8, 2015
Bro, you go de alright. Im backing you to come good. Have total faith in your ability. @_OlivierGiroud_
— Scorpio (@EricCreates) September 8, 2015
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