Arsenal, Giroud’s ‘scorpion flick’ stuns Palace

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Arsenal, Giroud’s ‘scorpion flick’ stuns Palace’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Tuesday, January 3, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]LONDON – Olivier Giroud scored with a superb, improvised back heel volley as Arsenal eased past struggling Crystal Palace with a 2-0 win that moved them into third spot in the Premier League on Sunday.The France international produced a flying scorpion-like flick with his left heel to convert Alexis Sanchez’s cross while tumbling forward following an Arsenal counter-attack, which helped build with another neat flick, in the 17th minute.Bearded striker Giroud, who has netted six times in his last four Premier League starts, called it lucky but said it was probably the best goal he had scored.“It is not difficult to say it is the best one,” Giroud said. “I was a bit lucky but it was the only thing I could do, the ball was behind me and I tried to hit it with a backheel. It’s the only thing you can do in that position.“It is nice for me and the team because we start the year with a win.”Arsenal moved above Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur into third, nine points behind rampant leaders Chelsea and one ahead of Tottenham, who beat Watford 4-1 away earlier on Sunday. (Reuters)[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full]last_img

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