Giroud was the beneficiary of some spectacular play by Alexis Sanchez and several spot-on assists as Arsenal overwhelmed Newcastle United.
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Tim Krul just can’t catch a break. After giving up three goals to lowly-Everton last Sunday, the Newcastle goalkeeper couldn’t keep up with Arsenal’s offense and nearly gave up a hat trick to Olivier Giroud.
Giroud’s first goal came at the 23 minute mark thanks to a remarkable assist from Danny Welbeck:
Giroud’s strong play quickly became Tim Krul’s nightmare, when less than five minutes later he scored his second goal of the afternoon with an incredible header off the assist from Santi Cazorla.
There looked to be a comeback in the works for Newcastle very early in the second half, a goal from Moussa Sissoko in the 48th minute preceding a stream of pressure from the home side. But the Arsenal defense came up strong and kept Newcastle off the board for the rest of the match.
Is it time for Newcastle to give Tim Krul a break?