Arsenal fans salute captain Giroud after winner against Preston North End [Best Tweets]

French striker Olivier Giroud was at it again for Arsenal at the weekend, scoring a last minute winner in their FA Cup clash against Preston North End.

The Gunners made it needlessly difficult for themselves against the League Two side away from home. After conceding a late lead, Welshman Aaron Ramsey put Arsenal back on level terms shortly after the break.

The stage was set for the Gunners’ star player of recent weeks to steal the show, and Olivier Giroud replied with aplomb. The Frenchman prodded it in after being set up by Spaniard Lucas Perez, and the Arsenal claimed a 2-1 victory.

After the game, fans took to Twitter to hail their French striker, the same one who has come under intense pressure from the same fan-base over the past few seasons.

The Frenchman scored the late equalizer in their game against Bournemouth earlier in the week, and decided to celebrate instead of promptly getting the ball back in play. This provoked some backlash from fans who weren’t too pleased.

In response, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made the very gutsy decision of making Giroud captain for their game against Preston.

There were many Arsenal fans who were furious at Giroud for his actions in the game against the Cherries, but there were just as many who felt his ‘camel kick’ celebration after that equalizing goal was more than justified.

The Frenchman helped their case by scoring yet another important late goal, and many Arsenal fans opened up the banter, saying that he should have taken the ball back to the halfway line instead of celebrating.

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