Considering most football fans also engage in a PS3 or XBOX FIFA14 session, perhaps to dispute an upcoming match on television, it is perhaps overlooked that professional footballers themselves are doing precisely the same thing… but, out of the entire Arsenal roster, who is best at the popular video game? Step up Olivier Giroud…
Speaking in the official Arsenal matchday programme from last night's hosting of Hull City, a game the Gunners triumphed in by cannoning two exquisite goals past Allan McGregor whilst keeping their own sheet clean, the French striker said: 'I have seen Wojciech [Szczesny] and Aaron [Ramsey] play - they play nearly every game!'
But who has the edge: the goalkeeper with the highest saves per shots faced ratio in the Premier League and who has had five clean sheets in his past six outings, or the box-to-box midfielder dropping jaws up and down the country - and even across the Continent - for his combined goal and assist return of 19 in all competitions (including Champions League qualifiers) so far this season?
Giroud answered, when pressed: 'Maybe Wojciech.'
The striker has banked seven goals from 13 Premier League appearances but conceded that FIFA14 is not his game. So what game is he best at? 'Goldeneye! Remember it?!'