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Top 10 Arsenal Players 2012/13 by a Gooner

Welcome to the first post in Andy's top 10. This week we look at Arsenal's top 10 players of the 2012/13 season. 10. Olivier Giroud Giroud began life in the Premier League somewhat slowly, and his lacklustre finishing at times began to irritate us Gooners. Whilst his finishing only improved slightly, Arsenal fans began to see that he w

Welcome to the first post in Andy’s top 10. Here, we look at Arsenal‘s top 10 players of the 2012/13 season.

10. Olivier Giroud

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League

Giroud began life in the Premier League somewhat slowly, and his lacklustre finishing at times began to irritate us Gooners. Whilst his finishing only improved slightly, Arsenal fans began to see that he was more than just a ‘target man’, and that despite his size (and stunning looks), his ability to bring the ball down and control it instantly brought something new to the team.

A return of 17 goals from 47 appearances isn’t bad considering it was his first season in a new, much harder league. He also notched 10 assists, which shows his ability to bring others into play. He was never going to replace Van Persie in terms of goals scored, but he’s done quite well and he’ll want to kick on next season.

Best moment – a brace against Brighton and Hove Albion, as both goals showed off two different sides to his game.

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