Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup last night with Olivier Giroud handed a rare chance to impress. It would seem, looking at Twitter, that Arsenal fans would love him back at the Emirates Stadium.
The 33-year-old signed for Chelsea in 2018 for £18 million ending a six-year association in North London with the Gunners.
This season under the management of Frank Lampard the World Cup winner has struggled for game time.
There was some speculation that Tottenham might make a move for his services in January but he opted to stay put at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal fans clearly still rate Giroud and it would seem that many supporters didn’t want him to leave.
In 253 games for the Gunners, he scored 105 goals and registered 41 assists, proving a vitally underrated part of their team.
Arsenal are currently languishing in 10th place in the Premier League and they would have dearly loved a player like Giroud this season.
His hold up play is solid whilst he has also come up trumps in big games throughout his career.
Following his performance, last night Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter and it seems crystal clear that some would have him back in a heartbeat.
Here is a selection of tweets from Arsenal supporters regarding Giroud’s performance.
Giroud is class. Wish we'd get him back.
— Nick Kocz (@Arsenalhound) March 4, 2020
— Chief owiriwa🇳🇬🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@ChiefOwiriwa) March 3, 2020
Probably one of the greatest players to never fall into the world class category
— 12 draws FC (@mopatel94) March 3, 2020
If Arsenal still had Giroud, they will make top 4 but people dont know football.
— Henry (@HKORS14) March 4, 2020
Giroud doesn't look like Giroud in a Chelsea shirt.
There's something about that Arsenal jersey that makes him stand out.
— IAMCenthiva (@Centhiva) March 3, 2020
Good game of football, well played chelsea. Gilmour looks a talent. Its those sort of performances from Giroud that Arsenal miss, an asset. Has to to stay in that chelsea line up till seasons end.
— Ross (@leach_ross) March 3, 2020
Giroud showed today he’s still a quality striker and should easily be Chelsea’s number one
— The Arsenal Guru (@TheArsenalGuru1) March 3, 2020
Giroud would still start at Arsenal 😭
— NC (@OzilVision11) March 3, 2020
Giroud is class for that, can't lie, saw that bare at Arsenal
— Darns (@DatDarnell) March 3, 2020