I interpret more/less the way people interpret the defense/criticism of Theo…
“he is sh*t”
“umm, you are just biased against him, he offers some useful things”
Reality is, I don’t anyone really thinks EITHER of them is good enough as starter for top club but it is perfectly debatable whether EITHER belongs in the club as a squad option.
Personally, I am not an aesthetic fan of the the Giroud-type striker, but I do find myself occasionally feeling he has been useful.
I think the notion that the defense of him here (at least the vast preponderance) is somehow over the top is exaggerating in of itself.
I don’t think anyone would put Giroud in a legendary category for Arsenal. Having said that, the guy has amassed 70 league goals, 13 FA Cup goals, 2 League Cup goals, 14 European goals, and 1 “other” in his 5+ seasons for us… that isn’t nothing. If I’m not mistaken, Theo has 107 goals in 11+ seasons with us.
Anyway, these sort of debates about fringe players are silly - we are the titanic man… Theo and Ollie are deck chairs…