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Arsenal: Giroud remains rubbish as Olympiakos rival Liverpool

by | 10th, December 2015

The plaudits are fulsome for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, whose hat-trick in Greece secured more Champions’ League football for his club.

The Mirror leads with ‘Our Hero’, praising the “much-criticised Frenchman.

John Cross praises the “sensational” Frenchman, before cranking up the tabloid-obot: this was a “Greek tragedy” for Olympiakos (you just know he’d have used the same cliche had Arsenal lost); Giroud exhibited “Gallic flair”, as all French players who score must.

The Sun calls Giroud a “GREEK GOD”, although which one is unsaid. We’d go for Morpheus, what with his having sent Arsenal into “dreamland”.

Charlie Wyett evokes May 1989, when Arsenal had to defeat Liverpool by two clear goals to win the title. I was there and beating Olympiakos by a similar margin comes nowhere close to that magic night. Olympiakos are an ordinary team playing in a weak Greek top flight; Liverpool ’89 were mighty.

Back then Arsenal had Alan Smith

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