Piers Morgan: Why no really big clubs have tried to sign Arsenal senior ace
By Harvey Byrne
Piers Morgan has claimed that Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud is a good player but is short of being world-class.
It is not the most outlandish opinion the outspoken broadcaster has made, but he did also have a dig at Arsenal by saying that the player’s lack of ability has prevented him from moving to a “really big club”.
Morgan is a well known celebrity supporter of the north London giants and he often airs his thoughts on his personal Twitter account. This time the France international forward was the subject.
Olivier Giroud is vastly underrated, undervalued and under appreciated striker with a prolific strike rate and excellent attitude.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 9, 2017
Good player but not world class, which is why no really big club has ever tried to sign him. https://t.co/iCI2wvj3qb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 9, 2017
Giroud completed a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2012 from Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier for a reported £9.6million fee.
He has more than repaid the payout in his four years at the club with an impressive 91 goals and 39 assists in 206 encounters.
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The Frenchman is currently looking to reclaim the striker role after falling behind usual wide man Alexis Sanchez this season.
He has hit some impressive form in recent fixtures with three goals from his last three matches, which has taken his total for the campaign up to nine goals and five assists in 19 fixtures.
The striker’s contract is currently set to expire in 2018, but he has told reporters that he is closing in on an extension.
In other Arsenal news, the Gunners deal for this midfielder is moving closer.