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GIF: Olivier Giroud Doesn't Play to the Whistle, Thinks He Is Offside, Isn't

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterNovember 30, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on October 26, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Olivier Giroud learned a valuable lesson in the middle of Cardiff vs. Arsenal: play to the whistle.

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The Frenchman was through on goal and assumed he was offside when a gilt-edged chance came his way.

It all appeared to hinge on whether Mesut Ozil touched the ball as it found its way to Giroud—you can decide for yourself from this angle:

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By the time he realised he was onside, he'd almost come to a standstill, and the chance had passed him by.

Bet Arsene Wenger wished he'd realised that a few years ago.

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