Giroud, Others Score As Arsenal Beat Western Sydney In Pre Season Friendly Match (Full Report) - 4 years ago
Olivier Giroud put speculation over his future aside to open the scoring in Arsenal’s 3-1 friendly win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday. Giroud has been linked to Everton, West Ham and Marseille during the close-season and was identified as a possible target for Borussia Dortmund if 2016-17 Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moves to Chelsea. The France international began a burst of three goals in the space of 11 minutes after the half-hour mark at ANZ Stadium, where Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny were also on target. Egypt midfielder Elneny hit the bar with a sumptuous strike during the second half, while Steven Lustica’s consolation offered scant threat to Arsene Wenger’s side, who made it two wins from two on the Sydney leg of their pre-season tour.