Didier Deschamps criticises unfair reception for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

The Arsenal striker was booed by France fans in the win over Cameroon.

France's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps attends a news conference at the Beaujoire stadium in NantesFrance's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps attends a news conference at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes

France manager Didier Deschamps has criticised France fans for booing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, reports FourFourTwo.

The Arsenal striker endured an up and down season, as he started strongly, but then went on the longest goal drought of his career in the second half.

Despite that, he looks set to be France’s leading striker at Euro 2016 this summer given they are without the services of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

Arsenal's Olivier GiroudArsenal's Olivier Giroud

He was on the score sheet on Monday evening, as he finished off a cross from Paul Pogba with a superb volley to bag a goal in the 3-2 win over Cameroon.

France fans were not impressed though, as they booed the Arsenal man despite his positive display.

And Deschamps was not impressed by that response, describing the booing as unfair on his centre forward.

"You hear what you want. The whistles were unfair, but in Biarritz, he was applauded. People can be conditioned," FourFourTwo reports him saying. .

"But Olivier scored again. When you say it, you are not helpful. You are free to say what you want but this is not necessarily the truth."

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the second goal for ArsenalOlivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the second goal for Arsenal

Giroud will now be hoping to have a strong tournament this summer to try and prove those boo boys wrong.

He may need to do just that too, with his place in the Arsenal team very much in danger as the Gunners build in this transfer window.

They have been linked with several strikers, including Alvaro Morata, and Giroud will need a strong showing for France to try and ensure he is still a starter next season.

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