We all know there are a lot of idiots following our club. A lot of people who believe everything they read in the press. A lot of people who make ludicrous statements to suit an agenda.
Now old Piers has a lot of followers on twitter. He thinks he is some type of super fan who is a proper representation of real Arsenal fans. He isn’t.
Most of his followers are foreigners who do not have a clue about his previous actions, and do not realise that it is his type of upper-middle class tosser that is killing our game.
Anyway, I digress. Today the plonker tweeted:
Giroud can’t play vs Dortmund this week because we forgot to register him. If anything sums up Arsenal’s clueless management…
This tweet has then developed into a massive story, with many people, wrongly, thinking Piers Morgan is right, that Arsenal ‘forgot’ to register Olivier Giroud.
They did not.
When Giroud picked up his injury in August in the match against Everton, his expected date or return was January, at the earliest.
Taking into account Arsenal autrocious record of players returning from injury on time, there was no expectation of Olivier Giroud to be seen before Santa Claus.
So when it came to Arsenal submitting their squad for the Champions League at the beginning of September, Giroud was deliberately left out. Why register a guy who was not going to be fit enough to play?
And imagine the uproar in September, had Wenger announced he was going to include Giroud in the squad, despite him being out until January.
“Comical Wenger” we would have cried.
Olivier Giroud bucked the trend. He has come back 6 weeks early.
If you are following in Piers’ foot steps and using Giroud returning early and Arsenal not registering him as a reason to moan, then you can go site with Piers in idiots corner.
Giroud returning should be a positive. His goal on Saturday was class. Let’s grab hold of some positivity and get this season moving forward.
Arsenal did not forget to register Giroud. He was not supposed to return to fitness as quick.