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Giroud in action for France against Holland.

Olivier Giroud scored against Holland - then nutmegged Jetro Willems

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Olivier Giroud was in need of a good game after a bit of a tough time at Arsenal recently.

The French forward has come in for criticism after a barren spell in front of goal, which has seen him fail to score in his last nine Premier League outings.

The former Montpellier man did manage a brace in Arsenal's FA Cup win over Hull at the start of the month and he's also finished March on a high too, scoring in France's 3-2 win over Holland last night.

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Giroud bagged Les Blues' second of the match after Antoine Griezmann had opened the scoring after just six minutes. 

He then enjoyed a moment to remember by completely bamboozling Jetro Willems, controlling a long ball over his shoulder near the touchline before nutmegging his Dutch opponent. You can check out his impressive piece of skill, as well as his goal, below.

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Holland then hit back with two goals of their own, firstly through Luuk de Jong after 46 minutes then Ibrahim Afellay with just four minutes remaining.

However it wasn't to be for Danny Blind's side, who missed out on qualification for Euro 2016, as Paris Saint-Germain star Blaise Matuidi struck the winner just two minutes after Holland had pulled level.

Having helped his side to victory ahead of a major tournament on home soil, Giroud will be hoping to find his best form before the end of the season to ensure his place in Didier Deschamps' squad.

Arsenal could do with that happening too; Arsene Wenger's side are eleven points behind league leaders Leicester with nine games to go. Giroud currently has 12 league goals this term, and if he can add to that tally then there's a chance that the Gunners can haul themselves back into the title race.

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