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Scorpion King! WATCH Olivier Giroud’s Astonishing ‘Goal of The Year’

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Olivier Giroud Photo Credit: Premier League

In just the first day of year, this goal from Arsenal’s Striker Olivier Giroud is already being called the ‘Goal of the Year’.

Seeing the goal, you wouldn’t disagree. It also earned the 30-year-old the name, Scorpion King.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  who spoke after Sunday’s 2–0 win over Crystal Palace, suggested that it could be remembered as the Giroud goal that nobody will forget.

He said that the reflex necessary to convert a back–heel strike into a goal, transformed the movement into art, adding that it is one of his top five strikes since he became Arsenal’s manager 21 years ago.

Giroud however qualified the goal as sheer luck. Luck or not, that goal was astonishing!

WATCH the Goal:

See some comments on the goal.

It is also being compared with Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s goal against Sunderland on Boxing Day.

WATCH Mkhitaryan’s goal below:

Which is better?

7 Comments

  1. Baby gurl

    January 2, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I watched that goal live. It was lit fam.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    January 2, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Mtcheeew.

  3. Anon

    January 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Wow, he learnt from Henrikh Mkhitaryan

  4. ogeAdiro

    January 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    One of the best goals ever!!! The way he watched the ball after, tells you that he actually knew what he was going for. The fact that it hit the bar first, places it above Mkhitaryan‘s. Trophy tinz.

    • O

      January 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Abeg..abeg! it was pure luck. Miki’s was better tho…lol!

    • ogeAdiro

      January 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      True…there was probably some luck involved. But the build-up play was also beautiful. Of all the big EPL clubs, Arsenal is my least favorite. But I’ve watched this goal like 20 times today. This goal had everything: counter attack, perfect passes, perfect touches, ball movement, then it ended with a little bit of magic.

  5. EMMANUEL UDEH

    April 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

    True…. But the build-up play was also beautiful. Of all the big EPL clubs, Arsenal is my least favorite.

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