Olivier Giroud has earned the love of several Arsenal fans this season, and the Frenchman can now add Ian Wright to his list of keen admirers.
After watching the Gunners draw 3-3 at Liverpool, Wright declared his love for Giroud, who netted two goals in the game.
Wright, who enjoyed seven seasons at Arsenal in the 90’s, broke into song while in the company of Rio Ferdinand and Jake Humphrey.
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“Go on Giroud! I love you Olivier, I love you! I love you Olivier! Keep it going, we’re going to do it man,” announced Wright, a pundit for BT Sport.
Giroud’s second goal gave Arsenal a 3-2 lead but they were unable to hold on, Joe Allen equalising for Liverpool in the 90th minute.
Still, Wright’s buoyant mood wasn’t affected. He is clearly of the belief that in Giroud, the Gunners have a striker capable of firing them to a first Premier League title since 2004.
Another clip of Wright shows the 52-year-old singing Giroud’s chant while raising both arms aloft.
However, Wright couldn’t hide his disappointment after Giroud missed from three-yards out in the first half.
“How do you explain a miss like that?” Wright said at half-time, reported the Daily Mail. “I’d like to think I wouldn’t miss that.”
Fortunately Giroud made amends by putting Arsenal 3-2 ahead in the second half with a quality finish.
It was his 18th goal of the season and ninth in his last nine outings. It also secured the love of an Arsenal legend.