Olivier Giroud’s stats for the month of March, earning himself the Barclay’s player of the Month award. [Image: Arsenal.com]
Olivier Giroud and Arsene Wenger have added to their beautiful run of form, since the defeat at Southampton in the start of the year, with a double Barclay’s award for the month of March.
Since the shocking 2-0 defeat at the Saint Mary’s Stadium at the start of the year, Arsenal have won 9 out of 10 Premier League games and 14 out of 17 games in all competition. Although crashing out of the Champions League to Monaco.
Since his return from injury in December, Giroud has scored 13 goals off 41 shots (excluding blocked shots), assisting 3 goals with a further 23 chances created per Arsenal official website.
The Frenchman is currently at par in terms of goals with Chilean star and fellow teammate, Alexis Sanchez and looks extremely sharp in front of goal at the moment, having found the back of the net five times in four games in the month of March.
Wenger also picked up the manager of the month award for the month of March after he led his team to four successive Premier League victories in March to move the club to third in the Premier League table.
After winning the Barclays Premier League Player for the Month of March, the first Arsenal player to pick up the award since Aaron Ramsey’s scintillating performance in September 2013, the 28-year-old forward while speaking to Arsenal player said:
“I’m really pleased with it,” Giroud told Arsenal Player.
“I would like to thank my team-mates and of course the fans, because it’s a collective sport and I couldn’t do it on my own.”
“It’s a great honour to have been selected as Player of the Month, especially because we wanted to bounce back from the Champions League disappointment.”
“That’s what we’ve done and we’ve come back really strongly. We all want to finish strongly and this award will give me more confidence for the following games.”
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