Thierry Henry: This Arsenal striker deserves a lot of credit

The Arsenal legend has been impressed with the performances of Olivier Giroud in recent weeks

Thierry Henry has heaped praise on Olivier Giroud after the Arsenal striker’s important contribution to the club’s title challenge in recent weeks.

The Gunners appeared to be heading towards a humiliating defeat at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night after Bournemouth scored three times without reply in the opening 58 minutes on the south coast.

However, Giroud teed up Alexis Sanchez and Lucas Perez to move the visitors to within a goal of salvaging a point from the Premier League clash with 15 minutes remaining.

And the France striker scored a dramatic winner in added time to rescue a 3-3 draw against Eddie Howe’s side and help Arsenal to move a point closer to current leaders Chelsea.

Giroud has scored three goals in his last three Premier League games to help Arsenal collect seven points from a possible nine following back-to-back losses to Everton and Manchester City.

“”You have to give Olivier Giroud a lot of credit… Olivier Giroud for me sparked the team to come back,” Henry told Sky Sports.

Giroud has scored six times in 13 appearances in the Premier League this season.

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