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‘Oli’s in the right place at right time'

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hailed Olivier Giroud’s natural ability in front of goal after Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Everton.

The France striker responded to a difficult night against Monaco in midweek with the opening goal in a vital victory for Arsene Wenger's side.

Giroud has 10 goals and three assists in 17 games since returning from injury, and Oxlade-Chamberlain believes he is crucial to Arsenal’s attack.

"He can really turn the game on its head with a goal from a set-piece or out of nothing and that’s what he did"

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“Oli’s always there or thereabouts when it comes to scoring goals,” the England midfielder told Arsenal Player.

“That’s just what we need - he can score goals not just when we’re dominating the game but he can really turn the game on its head with a goal from a set-piece or out of nothing and that’s what he did.

“In the first half we weren’t so in control of the game but Oli’s always in the right place at the right time and he’s a poacher in the box as well as a great hold-up man for us. He got another important goal for us and I think his performance was really good.

“We knew we needed to keep the form going in the league, especially after a disappointing result midweek - it was our chance to bounce back. The only way to do that was with three points and we’ve done that now so we can look back at the game and be happy.”

 

14/15: Arsenal 2-0 Everton - Olivier Giroud

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

 

 

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