PICTURES: Is Arsenal star becoming the master of x-rated celebrations?

Giroud Celebrates

From eyebrow raising gesticulating to getting a bit cheeky, Olivier Giroud's joy at Gunners goals are becoming increasingly bonkers.

Arsenal attacker Olivier Giroud has become something of a social media legend. When he's not shouldering the sole striking responsibility on the field, he's posting prolifically on Twitter and Instagram with his messages oft accompanied by selfie photographs with his tongue stuck out or of him fooling around at the club's training ground at London Colney, Hertfordshire.

Usually it is a club's goalkeeper who is the most eccentric personality in the dressing (remember Jens Lehmann? Don't you dare try to step on his toes - he'll have you), but Giroud is fast becoming the go-to character for some comic relief.

Just take his recent goal celebrations as evidence. In the photo above, Giroud rushed to Santi Cazorla (who had just given Arsenal a 2-1 lead over Southampton, later canceled out) as the Frenchman was desperate to give the diminutive Spaniard a bro hug but ended up with his hand down his shorts - we've all been there.

This, just a matter of weeks after scoring against Fulham and gesticulating in what can only be seen to be in a proper naughty manner!

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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