Olivier Giroud scored from a stunning overhead kick to help Arsenal claim a hard-fought 1-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.
Arsenal had to battle hard to continue their perfect record in the UEFA Europa League, leaving it late to beat 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0. The hosts defended resolutely for 80 minutes, but their steely determination gave way following Milan Rodic’s dismissal for a second bookable offence.
With just five minutes left on the clock, the Gunners produced a scintillating team move comprising of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Giroud that was reminiscent of the 2013-14 Premier League Goal of the Season that was scored on the same day against Norwich.
The Frenchman finished the move with a brilliant effort to consolidate Arsenal’s place atop Group H and fans couldn’t stop raving about the goal.
On the anniversary of that Norwich goal Arsenal have produced something nearly as good! Incredible from Giroud
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) October 19, 2017
Wilshere to Walcott to Giroud, who finishes the move with an overhead kick. pic.twitter.com/4REL67eXba
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) October 19, 2017
Incredible goal from Giroud – FOUR YEARS TO THE DAY from Jack’s Norwich goal.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) October 19, 2017
Whoa.. brilliant goal by Giroud, superbly assisted by Wilshere/Walcott. ?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 19, 2017
People will still think Giroud’s goal against Palace was a fluke. He’s always had it in him. pic.twitter.com/kT0JymGAny
— ً (@ClinicalFirmino) October 19, 2017
Congratulations to Olivier Giroud on sealing back-to-back Puskas awards. pic.twitter.com/FMFVfPmI9K
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) October 19, 2017
Olivier Giroud’s 101 Arsenal goals by minutes:
To the rescue again. ? pic.twitter.com/6uR9W53tsp
— Jake Entwistle (@JakeEntwistle) October 19, 2017
An Olivier Giroud worldie.
— Dugout (@Dugout) October 19, 2017
Ollie Giroud is trying to retain his Puskas award.. before he gets the first one over the line. Proper big time.
— Ben Leeder (@BenLeeder) October 19, 2017
Jesus christ, give Giroud another Puskas.
— Mahmoud Jaber (@MahmuudJaber) October 19, 2017
Jack Wilshere’s performance had fans clamouring for his inclusion in a Premier League game yet again.
The sooner Arsenal put Jack Wilshere’s quality, enthusiasm and tenacity into the Premier League the better.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) October 19, 2017
Wilshere has to be in the first XI now, can’t have that magician on the bench whilst the first team is struggling technically and creatively
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDezz) October 19, 2017
Wilshere was class tonight. Brexit Iniesta
— Olly (@AlphaGiroud) October 19, 2017
If you love football, you love Jack Wilshere.
— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) October 19, 2017
Jack Wilshere. So much better than anything we have in midfield. Get him in the main team.
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) October 19, 2017
Jack Wilshere is not class, he’s the entire education system.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) October 19, 2017
Imagine there are people who don’t rate Jack Wilshere. Real, living people.
— Sarah? (@sarahhandleyx) October 19, 2017
Jack Wilshere is well and truly back to his best. Sublime player to watch.
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) October 19, 2017
There were words of praise for Reiss Nelson as well after yet another promising outing for the youngster.
Love Nelson’s self confidence. He just wants the ball all the time.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) October 19, 2017
Nelson is already better than walcott. Dont have enough words to describe it.
— Europa Knights ? (@Cechque) October 19, 2017
Today’s games shows that Reiss Nelson is 10 times a better player that Theo Walcott. What a brilliant performance from the youngster.
— Alexis Sanchez (@AlexisSanzhez88) October 19, 2017