Thierry Henry reacts to Giroud’s goals against SunderlandMatch Report, Premier League October 31, 2016
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as reacted to Olivier Giroud surprise double in the second half of the game against Sunderland which ended in a 4-1 win.
The French international helped the North London outfit to all three points and boost our hope of winning the title by netting two goals with just two touches after coming off the bench.
Henry said, when speaking with Sky Sports via Thesportreview:
“When he came on I thought he was going to score. You have to give Kieran Gibbs a lot of credit because he picked him out [for the first goal]. Olivier Giroud is very humble, it is a great assist and a great finish. The second goal is all him, Mesut Ozil takes a good corner but he has no right to score from there. You have to give him his credit. He’s been injured and people sometimes doubt him…”
Chilean international Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a lead in the first half of the game as he converted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pinpoint cross with a brilliant header to put us one up.
However, Sunderland drew level when Jermain Defoe buried a penalty just after half time to square the tie.
Unfortunately for the Black Cats however, Giroud came on from the bench with a point to prove and he scored twice with his first two touches to restore the lead and Alexis added his second and our fourth to send us back to the top of the Premier League.
We now play Ludogorets on Tuesday night in the Champions League before we turn our attentions back to the Premier League when the unbeaten Tottenham Hotspur come to The Emirates. Tottenham are keen to end their own Premier League trophy drought having never won the competition, and it was in fact almost 60 years since they won the top division in the old days.