Nah, tbf, I didn’t. But this was Moyes’ West Ham, we were camped in their half all game, but our play in the final-third was as it is as always when Giroud is on the pitch: shit. From the highlights it seemed Southampton was a rather different game.
I don’t see why some make it so complicated with Giroud: his use is for the 75th minute and on when you are desperate for a goal and can afford to play shit–or playing shit is even sometimes convenient–and hope for a defender mistake or a headed goal. He should never play before then, even in Europa as we’ve seen, where Nketiah surely would’ve done as well or better at 18 yrs old.
But for that use, well, use the value you’ve afforded him by letting him play 4 years as the starting striker for Arsenal and having a dupe like Deschamps pick him so much for the NT, sell him, and buy someone like Charlie Austin who can serve the exact same function.