Olivier Giroud has dedicated his two goals at Hull City to his newborn son.

The Arsenal striker started on Humberside just hours after his wife gave birth to their second child, a boy named Evan.

Giroud was delighted to mark becoming a father again by scoring for the first time in 12 appearances.

I travelled to Hull and I wanted to dedicate these two goals to him. I’m very happy to score

“I could have missed the game actually, so I was glad that he arrived during the night,” Giroud told Arsenal Player. “I could have a little rest [after he was born].

“I travelled to Hull and I wanted to dedicate these two goals to him. I’m very happy to score.

“We scored four goals, so that’s a good efficiency up front and at the back, so we can be happy with our performance tonight.

“It’s always hard for a striker not to score but you have to keep the confidence as high as you can and work hard at training. I’m very pleased to get back on the scoresheet and to smell the first goal.

“After, it was a good assist from Theo [for the second]. I succeeded to put two in the net and it’s nice for the team.

“It’s nice for me obviously and now it’s Watford. If we go through, we go to Wembley.”

Olivier Giroud scores at Hull City
Olivier Giroud scores at Hull City

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Nik Brumsack 9 Mar 2016