Olivier Giroud scores backheel goal for France against Scotland

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Olivier Giroud seems to have hit form at just the right time heading into Euro 2016.

Seven goals in his last four games is an impressive return for someone who has bore the brunt of much criticism in recent times.

The 29-year-old striker was at it again on Saturday night against Scotland, claiming a brace during France’s 3-0 win over Gordan Strachan’s side.


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Arsenal teammate Laurent Koscielny also got himself on the scoresheet, but it was Giroud’s opener in the seventh minute that stole all the headlines.

In the video below, the towering centre forward found the back of the net with a delightful backheel from Bacary Sagna's cross.


Now that’s how you silence your critics.

Following France’s victory, Giroud sensationally claimed that Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy wants a move to Arsenal this summer.

The England international’s £20 million release clause has reportedly been triggered by the Gunners ahead of a potential summer transfer.

Giroud said, per Sky Sports: “I have been told that Jamie wants to join us and it’s very good news for us. I think we can be complimentary and that’s all I can say.

“He’s a fantastic player, so it’s good news for us.

“The boss (Arsene Wenger) wanted to sign at least one or two strikers, so I expected a top striker and I think it will benefit the club and hopefully he is going to score a lot of goals like he did at Leicester."

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