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7th Jan, 2017 | 9:57pm

Olivier Giroud delivers his verdict on Arsenal character after win over Preston

By Amir Mir

Olivier Giroud lauded the “strong team character” of Arsenal after they beat Preston North End 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday evening.

Striker Giroud, for the second game running, netted a late goal for the club this time a winner with minutes left on the clock.

Arsene Wenger’s side started the game off poorly and were a goal down inside seven minutes when their defensive fragilities were shown once again.

A failure to clear the ball saw former Aston Villa academy graduate Callum Robinson slot home to send the home fans into jubilation.

After the break, midfielder Ramsey scored a brilliant goal from outside the box when he struck home Alex Iwobi’s pass to level the scores.

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Frenchman Giroud then netted the winner late on and he had this to say on his personal Twitter account after the game.

Giroud has scored nine goals in 19 Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and FA Cup games this season.

Additionally, he has now scored for the fourth game running and the third time he has found the back of the net during the last ten minutes.

The France international scored a late winner against West Brom on Boxing Day before scoring a stoppage time equaliser against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Tuesday.

He will be looking to continue that run when the Gunners visit Wales to take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium next Saturday.

In other Arsenal news, supporters react on Twitter to Aaron Ramsey display against Preston.