Olivier is finally enjoying the first purple patch of his Arsenal career with a run of five goals between his last three games in all competitions, between two against West Ham, two against Brighton & Hove Albion and another against Liverpool.
However, there is still much that is left for the big center forward to truly start to make the difference for the Gunners that he needs to be making on a consistent basis.
Giroud's manager Arsene Wenger himself spoke to the need of the player to grow in consistency with the club:
He started a bit sloppy and has become stronger and stronger. When he gets into the fighting mode, it is difficult to handle him. This guy is tall, strong and quicker than people think he is. He has good finishing as well.
He could have played in England 20 years ago, 10 years ago and today. He has all you need to play as a centre-forward. He has a physical presence. Giroud gives us something different. I believe with him and Theo we have a good blend.
That blend proved the difference at the Emirates against Liverpool, as a three minute span saw the two cancel out the Reds' two goal lead and eventually earn the Gunners a draw.