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Giroud missed a number of clear-cut opportunities for France.

Arsenal fans slam club's Twitter account for bizarre Olivier Giroud post

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France's Wednesday night clash with Albania featured another performance to forget for Olivier Giroud.

Didier Deschamps' side eventually ran out 2-0 winners thanks to late strikes from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet but only after a ridiculous amount of chances were squandered by the hosts.

Of their 21 attempts, only two found the target, with Giroud particularly poor in front of goal.

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So much so that only until the 29-year-old was substituted did France manage to find the back of the net.

However, that didn't stop Arsenal's Twitter account from trying to find a silver lining in his performance.

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In what can only be described as a round-up tweet (see below), the Gunners' social media team hailed Granit Xhaka for his man-of-the-match display against Romania, Laurent Koscielny for a clean sheet and Giroud for, somewhat amusingly, making an appearance.

And safe to say, Arsenal fans were far from impressed. Here's how they reacted to Giroud being hailed for simply making it onto the pitch.

Not impressed at all.

What Arsenal supporters will be delighted about, though, is how well Xhaka has performed so far at Euro 2016.

Two man-of-the-match performances in two outings is a promising sign of what could be to come next season in the Premier League.

It would seem Thierry Henry is a big fan of what he has seen so far from the 23-year-old too.

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Following Switzerland's 1-0 win over Albania on Saturday afternoon, per Sky Sports, he said: "He showed that he doesn't care whether he's playing against his brother or against his roots.

"He just wants to win the game."

Where Arsenal's summer transfer window is concerned, they appear to have missed out on Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks, especially so after he reportedly revealed a desire to play for the Gunners.

Fresh reports suggest otherwise, though. 

According to Manchester Evening News, the Armenian would prefer a transfer to Manchester United over Arsene Wenger's side.

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But it would a seem a move away from Dortmund isn't happening for Mkhitaryan - for now anyway.

Shortly after the announcement, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "We have been negotiating with Henrikh Mkhitaryan for four months for him to extend his contract with us.

“Now we know that it is not extended, it was never our commitment that Mkhitaryan may leave us prematurely.

"We have intensely discussed the question of an early transfer in all club bodies and came to the conclusion that Mkhitaryan will stay in Dortmund next season."

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