By Tony Hughes
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the spectacular Premier League return of striker Olivier Giroud.
He came off the bench to score Arsenal’s second goal in a comfortable 4-1 win with his first touch of the game after a cross from Kieran Gibbs.
His second goal came with a glancing header from a Mesut Ozil corner.
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Giroud with his first touch
Gibbs assist pic.twitter.com/BdMmZztQIh
— Jonathan (@JBHTD) October 29, 2016
It was an incredible match-winning performance from Giroud off the bench after he’s struggled for game-time this season.
— Feras ⭐ (@TrueFeras) October 29, 2016
Here is a selection of tweets from an extremely happy set of Arsenal fans:
Just shows how important it is to have Giroud in our squad
— Simon Breeze (@Simon_Breeze) October 29, 2016
Hahaha Giroud and Sanchez fighting over who's gonna get the hat trick first
— Feerul (@Feerulgunners) October 29, 2016
Giroud scored 2 with his first 2 touches on the ball, what a man
— Sam Wright ?? (@samwright_2000) October 29, 2016
Giroud's beard thoughhhh ?
— SJ (@StaceJules) October 29, 2016
If Giroud and Sanchez play upfront, it can be deadly
— manish vishwas (@mvish14) October 29, 2016
Giroud is back! Bearded and better than ever. Brilliant squad we have now.
— Kaashif (@Kaashif_92) October 29, 2016
Giroud just incredible man, knew he wasn't finished at Arsenal like some fans hoped.
— إبراهيم (@IbrahimAFC) October 29, 2016
— TCA (@XrisTion) October 29, 2016
Imagine if we had Giroud off the bench last week could've won the game.
— Rahul (@rahuliole) October 29, 2016
The two goals were Giroud’s first in six appearances in all competitions this season, and should give Wenger a good selection headache as the team play Ludogorets in the Champions League on Tuesday, before hosting rivals Tottenham in the Premier League next Sunday.
It’s a timely return to form for Giroud, coming on the back of a long-term injury for new striker Lucas Perez which will see him sidelined until December.