Oxlade-Chamberlain says Giroud’s contribution is just what Arsenal need

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been talking about one of his Arsenal teammates.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been speaking to the club’s official website about one of their goal heroes at the weekend, Olivier Giroud.

The French international opened the scoring for the Gunners against Everton on Sunday and Arsene Wenger’s side ultimately ran out 2-0 winners.

The result saw Arsenal climb back above Manchester United and reclaim third place in the Premier League table, and Oxlade-Chamberlain reserved special praise for a player who now has 10 goals since his return from injury.

“Oli’s always there or thereabouts when it comes to scoring goals,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.

“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.”

Giroud had a match to forget against AS Monaco last week, missing a number of chances as Arsenal crashed to a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of the last-16 tie.

Wenger’s side still have 90 minutes to turn things around and it is likely that Giroud will be key to any potential change in fortunes against the Ligue 1 side.

Before that, Arsenal have another Premier League match to focus on – against Queens Park Rangers – before a FA Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

As his teammate said, Giroud has the ability to turn a match on its head, and he may have to do that a few more times in the weeks ahead.

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