Thierry Henry: Why this Arsenal star deserves more credit

Thierry Henry has been very impressed by Olivier Giroud's form for Arsenal this season...

Thierry Henry believes that Olivier Giroud deserves more credit for his form in front of goal for Arsenal this season.

The French striker has been in top form for the north London side as they prepare for Sunday afternoon’s crunch clash against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.

Giroud has scored 18 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for Arsene Wenger’s men to help them lead the way at the top of the Premier League table on goal difference from second-placed Leicester City.

The former Montpellier forward has been criticised for failing to produce consistent form since joining the Gunners from the Ligue 1 outfit, but Henry has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from Giroud this season.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning, Henry said: “Giroud has been consistent where he wasn’t in his first season.

“We all know he can finish but this year he has been consistent and finally he is showing he can lead Arsenal to the title.

“He has been criticised when he wasn’t performing so you now have to give the guy credit, he is finally playing well.”

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Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Stoke City in their most recent Premier League outing at the Britannia Stadium last weekend.

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