Arsenal: Olivier Giroud keeping the Alexandre Lacazette dream alive

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) /
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Arsenal’s loyal front man Olivier Giroud may be shunned, but for France, he keeps scoring, and in the process he keeps fueling the Alexandre Lacazette dream.

As an Arsenal fan who has a vision for the team that is forever being unanswered, I am living vicariously through the French National team, where I just pretend like Antoine Griezmann is Alexandre Lacazette.

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Because as of right now, that’s the combination that has been so ridiculously ignored.

France took on Wales in an international friendly and, surprise surprise (except it’s not surprising at all) Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann both scored as a striking duo. These two have made Karim Benzema irrelevant and the best part is that they are both struggling hardcore at their respective clubs, but, come together and the magic is rekindled.

It’s just a continuation of what has been happening. It’s what we will see at the World Cup because it’s what manifested itself at the Euros, where Griezmann and Giroud combined so well that, had you told me they had exchanged half a brain with each other, so that they both carried half of their own brain and half of the others, I’d have believed you.

That’s how in tune they were with each other’s movements and tendencies. And that’s why, when Alexandre Lacazette, who I refer to as another version of Griezmann, given their identical skill set, signed with Arsenal, the only thing I could think of is how Giroud will do with Lacazette for the Gunners what he does with Griezmann for France.

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I know I say this a lot, but there is literally no reason why that wouldn’t happen. Because it has already happened, you’re just switching out one cast member for another, with the other being of the exact same skill set.

So when I see poor, unappreciated Giroud go out there against France, combining so well and doing what he does with a striker like Lacazette, all I can do is sit here and ask no one in particular why the hell can’t we have nice things like France has?

It’s like we have a set of baking ingredients that look okay, and that we’ve tried to put together to bake cakes, but nothing ever tastes good. Then we try a cake that is delicious, and France baked it for us, and we find out we have the ingredients to make that same cake, but instead, we keep trying other things that keep producing shoddy cakes.

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Just bake the damn Lacazette and Giroud cake. How many more Alexis and Ozil cakes do we have to suffer through?