The Frenchman has started the new season in fine form, but it’s no surprise to those who watched him in friendly action…
Despite links with Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney, Arsenal failed to land a top striker this summer, leaving much of the weight of goalscoring responsibilities on the shoulders of one man – Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman was heavily criticised when he first arrived in the Premier League last summer but Giroud seems to be getting better and better and has scored three goals in as many Premier League games so far this season.
His strong start is no surprised to those who watched him in pre-season, however, with the 26-year-old bagging eight goals for the Gunners in warm-up matches.
You can see them all in the video below: