“My Knee Is OK!” Giroud Tweet Eases Fears Over Injury

By on September 15, 2013

Arsenal fans held their breath fearing the worst when Olivier Giroud received treatment to a knee injury during the dying minutes of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Sunderland.

Boss Arsene Wenger seemed to suggest that the Frenchman had in fact picked up an injury during his post match interview, telling Arsenal.com:

on if Giroud is injured…

That’s my worry today after the game. We are very thin at the moment. [It is] a knee problem. He is the player at the moment that would be very difficult for us [to replace].

We’ve lost Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta and Lukas Podolski in recent weeks but Giroud’s loss would have been devastating to the team due to our lack of cover up front. He is the one player we simply can not do without, until January at least.

So it comes as a HUGE relief that Giroud himself has taken to Twitter to ease fears over his fitness, telling his followers on Saturday night that his knee is fine.

I’m sure I’m not the only Arsenal fan who’s delighted with this news. Giroud has become a key player for us this season and his link-up play with Wilshere, Ozil and Ramsey was a joy to watch at times on Saturday.

If he stays fit he’ll bag 25 goals this season and could even lead us to a trophy, but if he gets injured any time soon, we’re in big trouble.