Dion Dublin says Olivier Giroud has been Arsenal’s best player this season

Arsenal have had a number of outstanding performers this season.

Dion Dublin has chosen Olivier Giroud as Arsenal’s best player so far this season, as he analyses the club’s first half of the campaign for the official Premier League website.

The former Aston Villa striker was asked a number of questions regarding Arsenal’s campaign thus far, starting with who he believes has been their best player.

While most would have gone for assist king Mesut Ozil, Dublin backed Giroud and cited how he has proven a number of doubters wrong this season.

“Arsenal’s best player for me, as a centre-forward, I’m going to go for Giroud. He’s scored some goals when people have doubted him. He’s been great,” Dublin explained.

On reflection the Gunners have had a number of players playing at the top of their games this season.

Mesut Ozil has a whopping 16 assists in 19 Premier League matches, defender Laurent Koscielny has been a rock at the back while goalkeeper Petr Cech has been such an inspired acquisition.

However, Dublin feels Giroud has been the pick of the bunch and his goals have played a key part in the club’s success thus far, finding the net 16 times in 21 starts in all competitions.

His hat-trick against Olympiakos in a must-win match Champions League in Greece was his finest moment, though his overall consistency has been arguably the most pleasing aspect.

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