Thursday, 12 December 2019

Olivier Giroud Scored His 100th Goal for Arsenal

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  • Arsenal's Olivier Giroud in the air during the League Cup, Third Round soccer match, Arsenal versus Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates Stadium, London, Sept. 20, 2017. (John Walton/PA via AP)

    Arsenal's Olivier Giroud in the air during the League Cup, Third Round soccer match, Arsenal versus Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates Stadium, London, Sept. 20, 2017. (John Walton/PA via AP)

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -Arsenal led a list of nine clubs who grabbed a second win in as many games in the Europa League group phase as France striker Olivier Giroud scored his 100th goal for the club in a 4-2 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday, Sept. 28.


    AC Milan, Braga, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, Nice, Ostersund, Steaua Bucharest and Zenit St Petersburg also won again to add to their success from the opening matchday on Sept. 14.

    Read: Arsenal Take Top Four Race to Last Day of Season

    Former Portugal international Manuel Fernandes scored a hat-trick in the first 17 minutes as Lokomotiv Moscow beat Czech club Zlin 3-0 in Group F.

    He opened with a second-minute penalty, scored again after six minutes and missed a sitter in the 13th before getting his third.

    Giroud’s milestone was achieved from the penalty spot soon after halftime as Arsenal’s experimental side had little problem in Belarus with Theo Walcott chiming in with two against BATE.

    REUTERS