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Olivier Giroud continues scorching start with tap-in to give Arsenal lead

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud reacts at the end of their English Premier League soccer match against Fulham at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


It’s been a very attacking-minded match, and just as the Spurs midfield were gaining a hold on possession, one of the best counter-attacking teams in Europe did it again.

In the 23rd minute Theo Walcott found himself some space on the right, and his low cross was precise and found Olivier Giroud’s foot for the tap-in. Giroud came cutting across the box and had beaten Michael Dawson to the ball.

It’s the third goal of the season for Giroud, who had already earned himself a call-up to the French squad with his good form this season.

Giroud’s score is the opener, but there would seem to be more goals in this one as the teams have gone very much back and forth so far.

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