Jamie Redknapp praises Giroud’s flawless performance for Arsenal

The striker got the opening goal against Everton in an impressive performance.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp praised Olivier Giroud for his flawless display in Arsenal’s win over Everton.

The Gunners ran out 2-1 winners at the Emirates on Saturday, with the Frenchman being preferred to Theo Walcott up front and justifying it by scoring the opening goal of the game.

It was an impressive performance from Giroud as he proved to be a menace to the Everton defence throughout the game with an all action performance, and Redknapp was impressed, saying he was the perfect number nine in the game.

“He was the perfect number nine,” he told Sky Sports.

“As a midfield player he would have been a joy. Every time the ball came up to him, he was selfless, he brought people in to play and he was always making great movement. I thought he was absolutely flawless.”

At this moment in time, Arsene Wenger has a difficult choice to make when it comes to selecting his starting striker for games.

Theo Walcott has proved a big hit in the position so far this season, with his pace proving to be a big danger for opposition defences, while his link up play with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez has been superb.

Giroud though, offers something different with the side able to take a more direct approach and utilise his physical presence against more defensive minded teams.

Walcott is arguably slightly ahead at present, but Giroud’s performance against Everton will certainly have his manager thinking.

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