Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has a better goals-to-minutes ratio than Tottenham's Harry Kane

England's forward Harry Kane (R) runs past France's forward Olivier Giroud after scoring a penalty during the international friendly football match between France and England at The Stade...

The Arsenal striker is often criticised, whilst the Tottenham Hotspur front-man receives nothing but praise from fans and pundits alike.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates...

Much maligned Gunners ace Olivier Giroud once again saved his side yesterday, earning Arsenal a point away at Southampton with an 88th minute headed equaliser.

Highly celebrated Spurs star Harry Kane meanwhile was on target again on Saturday, bagging a brace for his side during their 5-1 win over Stoke City at Wembley.

The two strikers could not be more contrasting, both in the way they play and how they are perceived, but how do their goalscoring records stack up against each other?

Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham Hotspur reacts in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena  in Harrison, New Jersey.

Amazingly, the Frenchman has a better goals-to-minutes ratio than the England international in the Premier League this season.

Whilst Kane has scored 12 Premier League goals to Giroud's four, the 31-year-old has played only 254 minutes of Premier League action, leaving him with the ratio of a goal every 63.5 minutes.

The 24-year-old has played 1,306 minutes, leaving him with the ratio of a goal every 108.83 minutes.

Harry Kane of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Arsene Wenger brought Alexandre Lacazette to the club in the summer, for a deal thought to be in excess of £50 million, and the Frenchman has chalked up a goal every 138.87 minutes, yet Giroud still has not been given the opportunity to start a single Premier League game.

Following his equaliser against the Saints yesterday though, surely he has done enough to earn a place in Arsenal's starting XI for their trip to West Ham on Wednesday night.

Kane has no such problems, however, and is arguably the first name on Mauricio Pochettino's team sheet every single week.

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