Jamie Carragher: This Arsenal star is one of the most underrated in England
Jamie Carragher says Arsenal star Olivier Giroud is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League
Jamie Carragher has revealed that he is a keen admirer of Olivier Giroud and believes that the Arsenal striker is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.
The France international was in superb form as he hit a stunning hat-trick to help Arsenal book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Olympiacos in Athens on Wednesday night.
Olivier Giroud can look back at 2015 with a huge amount of satisfaction
The 29-year-old has already scored 13 goals for the north London side in all competitions this season, including four in his last two outings.
Arsenal have been linked with a number of strikers as the January transfer window draws ever nearer.
However, former Liverpool defender Carragher feels that Giroud does not get the credit his deserves.
Carragher wrote in his column for the Daily Mail: “A hat-trick away from home to send your team through to the Champions League knockout phase means that Arsenal’s striker was in a field of one to get this vote [for man of the week].
“Everyone keeps talking about how Arsene Wenger needs to buy a new centre-forward but I think Giroud is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League and he can look back at 2015 with a huge amount of satisfaction.
“The treble against Olympiacos took his tally in all competitions for the calendar year to 26. It leaves him level with Tottenham’s Harry Kane and only one behind Romelu Lukaku, the Everton forward who is in the best form of his career.”