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From incapable to invaluable - Arsenal finally love Giroud

He will never possess Ian Wright’s natural goalscoring instinct, Robin van Persie’s eye for the spectacular or Thierry Henry’s grace, but Olivier Giroud is proving as valuable to the Arsenal cause as any of those past heroes.

Giroud’s limitations are obvious and amplified by the qualities that trio exhibited during their goal-laden careers. But the deeply un-Arsenal attributes he boasts have turned him from cumbersome liability to match-winning asset.

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