The winter of 2017 had very few bright spots for Arsenal but it kicked off with a beautiful bang:
There’s nothing about that goal that isn’t gorgeous. The strong defense, the break out, the sweet little flick, the charging run, the sublime instinctive finish. And of course, the man himself. Olivier Giroud might have created something more beautiful than himself and it is a goal few are going to forget.
Now it’s up for the Puskas Award, otherwise known as FIFA’s goal of the year award. And there is a nice bunch he’s going up against:
Shortlist for the Puskas Award for best goal. Not entirely sure how Matic got on there, lovely goal though it was pic.twitter.com/hq5kTxyMvB— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 22, 2017
Memorable goals by Kevin Prince Boateng and Mario Mandzukic are probably favourites and don’t sleep on Oscarine Masaluke’s outrageous last gasp bicycle kick (from a keeper no less!) but Giroud is a worthy candidate for the award. He’s hoping he can bag it.
Unless Mkhitaryan’s scorpion kick steals his thunder... what? Oh really? Hm. Who’d have thunk it.