Under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have had a very flowing, technically skilled game that involves tremendous passing and link-up play.
Giroud has the technical ability in his feet to play this style.
He is two-footed, has touch and the ability to take on defenders. He does a good job of getting his head up and finding teammates.
In these regards he fits the current Arsenal mold to a T.
What makes him a dream pairing for Arsenal is his aerial ability.
While blessed with good size and a frame that allows him to hold off defenders, his positioning and desire get him to the high balls ahead of defenders with regularity.
Although this should be expected for a man that is 6'4'', it is what he does when he gets there that is important.
While only scoring once with his head this past season, he set up multiple goals and chances for teammates with passes from his head. This will help Arsenal unlock those defenses geared toward shutting down the quick passing and movement game.
Now opposing squads have to devise a way to stop a new facet to Arsenal's already impressive offensive attack.