This isn’t really true, though, is it? Giroud gets pretty stroppy when he’s not playing regularly…
Also people ‘criticise’ him when he doesn’t play…more like people tend to point out the fact it’s pretty clear our level of play goes up when we’ve got the Iwobi-Alexis-Walcott-Özil fluid front four.
It was predictable our level of play would drop to what it has, given that Iwobi-Alexis-Walcott-Özil (-Cazorla) were never going to be able to play every single game and that is the only lineup with which we play decent football.
Not that we were going to win the title even in that scenario, with Wenger as our manager. But still, it’s certainly a bit more fun to watch us with that team.
Am I remembering totally wrong, wasn’t he having these grumpy celebrations after coming off the bench and scoring in the autumn when he was out of the team, and Wenger constantly getting questions from the media and recognising that Giroud isn’t happy on the bench etc.
Pretty sure I’m not making this bit up about him seeming rather unhappy with his involvement/Wenger being asked about it and commenting it, and it showing in his celebrations (being an example), but if no one else remembers it maybe I am.
Because you said it as a counter point to @Phoebica saying Giroud was loyal. He obviously wasn’t that overt about it either as the main references to it are post the united game and really nothing else.